WVII covers symposium on Maine’s new forest economy 

WVII (Channel 7) reported on a symposium on Maine’s new forest economy held at the University of Maine. The event was sponsored by UMaine, the Maine Forest Products Council and Forest Opportunity Roadmap/Maine (FOR/Maine). Politicians, industry leaders, researchers and landowners met to discuss how to build on the state’s history with new technology and a roadmap for where the state’s industry should go next, WVII reported. Experts said wood is a replacement for some fossil fuel-derived products. “It’s building on what we have always been global leaders in and that’s pulp and paper and lumber. People forget that Bangor, Maine was once the lumber capital of the world,” said Steve Schley, FOR/Maine Executive Committee chair.