Window to the Woods

A Six Session Online Course on Understanding Maine’s Forest Community

July 14 – 30, 2020

Registration Closed


Gain a strong understanding of the forests in your community and the resources available to you.

This course is Maine TREE Foundation’s alternative to the ever-popular “TEACHERS’ TOURS OF MAINE’S FOREST AND MILLS,” a live offering which was transformed due to COVID-19.


Beyond our typical educator audience, registration is open to the general public. We encourage land trust members and employees as well as Maine woodland owners and Tree Farmers to participate.


Maine’s environment, economy, and communities depend on the forest and the people who work in them. Throughout this course, we will ask:

  • Who are the people that own the forest?
  • How are the forests managed, and what do managers consider?
  • What happens to the log of a harvested tree?
  • Who works in the woods?

Before each live session, we will ask you to view selected resources from around the state, including videos, reading materials, and websites. 

During the live online session, we will discuss the reviewed resources and topics as well as local resources. We will also pose questions and learn from expert guest(s). 


Tuesday & Thursday Zoom Sessions (10:00-11:15 am)

July 14Introductions; “400 Acre Wood” activity (PLT)
July 16Woodland Ownership
July 21Forest Management & Harvest Systems
July 23Wood Processing
July 28Careers
July 30Tying It All Together


A Certificate of 18 Contact Hours will be awarded upon completion of the course.


$25 Registration Fee reserves your space in this course. Upon completion of all course components, you will be awarded a $50 honorarium as a gesture of gratitude for completing the course.