WoodsWISE: Woods Wise Incentives to Stewardship Enhancement

Welcome to WoodsWISE, the Maine brand of Stewardship. Taking care of our woodlands is extremely important to the economy and well-being of our state. A key element of woodland stewardship is working with a professional forester to develop a management plan. The WoodsWISE Incentives program currently offers cost-share assistance for forest management planning known as a Woodland Resource Action Plan (WRAP). A WRAP will provide a good description of the current and potential values of your woodland, and a blueprint of activities to reach your objectives to maintain and improve your woods.

For more information, contact the Maine Forest Service’s Landowner Outreach Forester at (207) 287-8430, or a District Forester.

Information Sheet on Woods Wise Incentives Program
(pdf | rtf)
Some Useful Links:

Maine Data Checker

Find your local District Forester

View a list of private consulting foresters eligible to prepare WRAPs (pdf) | Text-version

Presumpscot River Watershed Project - Priority WoodsWISE Plan Information

An incentives program for Maine’s small family forests

WoodsWISE implements portions of the Forest Stewardship Program
with funding and other support provided by
the USDA Forest Service.