School of Forest Resources receives Austin H. Wilkins Forest Stewardship Award

The School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine will receive the Austin H. Wilkins Forest Stewardship Award for the impact the school’s teaching and research has made on Maine’s working forests. 

The award is given by the Maine TREE Foundation in partnership with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. It recognizes an individual or organization that has managed Maine’s working forest in an honorable and sustainable manner. 

For more than 120 years, the School of Forest Resources has prepared foresters for careers in the Maine woods, graduating more than 5,000 students, and producing numerous leaders who have had successful careers in forestry, globally,” said Logan Johnson, executive director of the Maine TREE Foundation.

“Through research and application, the school has been instrumental in informing land management practices in Maine and has continuously adapted to changing knowledge.” 

The award will be presented during the Maine TREE Foundation’s 2023 Awards Night on Oct. 19 in Hermon.