Primitive Fire-Starting Demo

Friday, September 21, 6:30 pm.  Isaac Dorr, an elder in the Maine Primitive Skills School, demonstrated the fine art of starting a fire with nothing more that a bow, a block, a few sticks, and a bag of tinder. Afterwards, assembled participants toasted marshmallows in...

To Build a Brushpile

Sept. 19, 2012. In these photos, Steward Brian Keegstra, along with Connie Tuller and other volunteers, orchestrates the correct construction of an official WHIP (Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program) brushpile. Brian is hoping to construct a dozen or so more of these...

Rehabilitation Silviculture 2012

On August 24, 2012, and again on August 31, dozens of foresters from all over Maine converged on the Wildlands. This was the Maine Division of the Society of American Foresters, and they were here for a conference sub-titled, “Forests Through Time – Problems With...

FORESTRY 101: IN CLASSROOM AND FIELD

For the past month of Mondays, a diverse group of twelve or so adults from the community have been meeting with Roger Greene, consulting Forester for the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, to learn the basics of silvaculture and forest management. (See June 29th news...

GPMCT at Bucksport Bay Festival 2012

Bucksport Bay Festival 2012.  Great Pond Mountain Information Booth. Volunteers pictured here greeting the public include: Sarah Levine, Emily Hawkins, Geo Atwood, Hans Krichels, Bob Mercer, and John Morin. Lots of interest. Crowds undiminished by afternoon...

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