Summer Walk 2012


DATE:  Friday, July 13, 2012
TIME:  9:15AM sharp and ending at 11:30AM
PLACE:  Follow the signs at the junction of Bottle Lake Road and the gravel road about 1/4 mile south of Dill Valley Road (approximately 5 miles from Route 6, on the left).

The public visit will illustrate management planning and harvest execution on the Keg Lake parcel of Maine Public Reserved Lands in Lakeville. Multiple-use management is conducted by the Bureau of Parks and Lands of Department of Conservation with objectives to provide ATV, snowmobile and walking recreational trails, timber harvest revenue to the State of Maine and the Town of Lakeville, potential public water access, wildlife production, appropriate reserves and long-term sustainable forest production.

The tour will highlight several different ways to manage forests including producing different combinations of tree species suited to various timber and wildlife values, deer yard management, high volume timber stocking and other conditions appropriate to other purposes, with the possibility to observe harvesting in progress utilizing advanced logging equipment. Some elements of historical agricultural use of the property will be visible.

Bureau of Parks and Lands forester and staff, wildlife biologists from Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, logging contractor staff, local foresters and an expert in local flora will be along to provide information.

Everyone is welcome. Forest landowners, those interested in the outdoors and natural resource management to high standards, loggers, wildlife enthusiasts and everybody interested in use of our public resources and community forests will find this visit to one of our public lands worthwhile.