Maine Forest and Forest Products Survey – Preliminary Findings
Problem Addressed: How do Maine residents view forests, forestry, and the emerging bioproducts industry.
Goal(s)/Objective(s): Explore Maine resident views toward forest conditions, practices, and new forest uses for bioenergy and other products.
Key Findings: Forest sustainability is a key concern both state-wide and in mill towns.
Recommendation: Maine residents express strong support for forestry and forest products. Sustainable harvesting is a precondition, as is stakeholder engagement in the development of new forest-based processing technologies.