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The Future of Maine's Forests: How Does the State Plan to Develop Our Vital Forest Industry?


One in every 24 Maine jobs is in the forest products industry, and it contributes about one in 20 GDP dollars in our state. We’ll examine what the Mills’ administration has planned to develop the forestry industry while also addressing climate change and sustainability issues.  Experts will address matters pertaining to the future of forest products, what other nations are doing to develop their forestry industry, and the tension between existing industry and those wanting new investment.

Guests: Shane O’Neil, Forest Industry Business Development Manager, University of Maine

Patrick Strauch, Executive Director, Maine Forest Products Council

Marina Bowie, Executive Director, Biobased Maine

Call-in: Patty Cormier, Director, Maine Forest Service