Forest Services

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Maine’s forestry regulations are complex, and compliance with these laws and rules is important to avoid violations and to protect Maine’s natural resources.

This guide provides descriptions for most of the forestry regulations in Maine. The user-friendly format is intended to help foresters, loggers and landowners navigate the regulations that pertain to timber harvesting in Maine.

The book is divided into eight sections by topic. Sections I through VII contain the state laws and rules most pertinent to timber harvesting. Section VIII is devoted to suggestions that can improve the success of foresters, loggers and landowners when harvesting timber. The book also contains a list of state agencies (pages 6-8) that can provide assistance with Maine’s forestry laws and rules. Further, a harvest planning checklist can be found on page 9. This list can be used by foresters, loggers and landowners to help prepare for a timber harvest.



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