Symposium on Maine’s New Forest Economy on campus Oct. 23

A symposium on Maine’s new forest economy will be held Oct. 23 at the University of Maine, sponsored by UMaine, the Maine Forest Products Council and Forest Opportunity Roadmap/Maine (FOR/Maine).

The 1–4:30 p.m. event in Wells Conference Center is free and open to the public. Online registration is required. It is being held during National and Maine Forest Products Week.

Presentations will focus on how businesses and forest-focused professionals are adopting new product technologies and adapting historical industries to advancements in sustainable forestry practices, emerging markets, innovative applications and reinvestment in Maine’s forest economy.

The symposium will be moderated by Steve Schley, FOR/Maine Executive Committee chair, and will feature opening remarks by Sen. Angus King (via video).

Speakers include Adam Costanza, program manager of sustainability metrics, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement; Adam Daigneault, UMaine assistant professor of forest, conservation and recreation policy; Joshua Henry, president and founder, GO Lab; and Beth Cormier, vice president of research, development and innovation, SAPPI North America.

The symposium is SAF approved for 3.0 Category 1 CFEs. 

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Shane O’Neill, 581.2812;