WABI covers forestry conference at UMaine

WABI (Channel 5) covered the annual fall meeting of the Maine Division of the New England Society of American Foresters, held this year at the University of Maine on Oct. 7 and 8. The focus of the conference was the legacy and future of forest certification. Forest certification is a way to manage, label and trace the quality of a product and ensure the forested land is being properly managed, WABI reported. “Other locations have been learning from Maine,” said Stephen Shaler, director of the School of Forest Resources at UMaine. “Twenty-five years ago what happened here in certification informed and impacted the rest of the United States and North America. So, we have a legacy of that impact and a lot of the people in this room were the pioneers in terms of, how does that happen. We’ve learned how to do that, how to do that better and we see that happening moving forward.”