May 20, 2024

A sustainable future

The Forest Society of Maine (FSM) thanks the Bangor Daily News for sharing with its readers the wonderful story of the Mills family installing renewable solar and wind power sources at Historic Pittston Farm, “Raising the wind” (BDN, Nov. 21).

Their foresight is inspiring to all at FSM and the many others with a vision for a sustainable future for Maine’s North Woods. As Jennifer Mills stated in the story, 329,000 acres surrounding Historic Pittston Farm were permanently conserved through the West Brach Project – an effort led by FSM, the Maine Department of Conservation and a private forestland owner. The result is hundreds of thousands of acres of woodlands sustainably managed for forest products, wildlife habitats, other ecological values and public access and recreational opportunities.

There are great changes underway in Maine’s forestlands, and the Forest Society of Maine is working with local communities and people like the Millses to ensure a sustainable future for Maine’s North Woods, one that builds upon Maine traditions and values. We send our compliments to Bob and Jennifer Mills and their family for helping lead the way.

Alan Hutchinson

Executive Director

Forest Society of Maine


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