For anyone new to landownership in Midcoast Maine or wondering how to better manage their land and resources, Midcoast Conservancy announces its new Landowner 101 series where participants can meet neighbors and learn new skills. Held at the Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson, this socially oriented three-part series offers a unique experience for its members.
The brainchild of Midcoast Conservancy members who were new to the area and wondered how to combine their desire to learn more about running their new property with their enthusiasm to meet community members to forge a deeper sense of local connection, Landowner 101 will offer the opportunity to learn practical skills from a panel of experts, including trail building, fetching timber from a woodlot, and land management with a focus on on wildlife.
Between classes, the group will enjoy organized get-togethers where members will have the opportunity to make new friends, grab a drink and paddle the waters of Midcoast Maine. There will be a potluck after the last lesson.
The first meeting will take place on July 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will focus on low-impact tactics, tools and techniques for active woodlot management. Trail stewardship will be the topic of August 6th and the final meeting on August 27th will focus on promoting wildlife through forestry. This is a progressive series, registration is required and fees cover all three classes. Cost is $150 for Midcoast Conservancy members and $175 for non-members. To register, go to https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events-list/landowner-class-1.