Forest Stewardship Award
The Austin Wilkins Forest Stewardship award is the foremost recognition for landowners and individuals who are outstanding examples of managing Maine’s working forest in an exemplary and sustainable way.
The Austin Wilkins Forest Stewardship Award recognizes a Maine individual, group, organization or company that stands above peers to show a continuous commitment or single exemplary contribution to the culture, heritage and future of the Maine forest.
The Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and the Maine Tree Foundation Executive Director choose the Award Recipient periodically, but not more often than annually.
This is our opportunity to put good forestry in the spotlight and showcase the recipient’s commitment to forest stewardship with a beautiful hand carved cherry plaque.
The 2019 award will be presented by the Governor at a Blaine House reception Tuesday, October 22 9 am till 11 am. The Governor will make the presentation at the beginning of the reception. This is part of Forest Products Week! To learn more about the events for Maine Forest Products Week click here!
Honored Award Recipients
2004 Austin Wilkins
2005 Seven Islands Land Co & Pingree Heirs
2006 No Award
2007 Sherry Huber & John Hagen
2008 Baskahegan Timberlands
2009 Baxter FMA & Jensen Bissell
2010 Prentiss & Carlisle
2011 Robbins Lumber Company
2012 Robert Linkletter & Linkletter Family
2013 Maine Tree Farm Committee
2014 Robert Chadbourne & Chadbourne Family
2015 Irving Woodlands, LLC
2016 Max McCormack
2017 Maine Woodland Owners
2018 No Award