Stewardship Workshops 2013

Spring is here…Let’s get outside!

Ready to register for a program? Contact Becky Kolak at 442-8400.  

 Saturday, June 8 @8:30am-12:30pm: Botany & Habitat Management

For motivated landowners wanting to learn more about the good, bad, and interesting plants on the land with MNAP ecologist, Andy Cutko

  • Limited class size- registration required by June 5th
  • Classroom introduction and basics followed by field identification and application. This is a rain or shine event.
  • $35 per person includes handy, take-home, instructional materials! Workshop fee is due at time of registration.

This workshop was generously sponsored by








Past Workshops:

 Saturday, May 11 @8:30am-3:30pm: Chainsaw Training for Women

Ladies! Learn chainsaw usage, safety, & maintenance with veteran chainsaw user & teacher, John Cullen

  • Limited class size- registration required by May 7th
  • Will cover: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), proper starting technique, proper filing technique, reactive forces of the saw, bucking, compression and tension (how not to bind up your saw), home owner maintenance, bore cut and open face notch, and tools of the trade.
  • All students must have a helmet with eye and ear protection, chainsaw chaps, and steel toed boots. Some PPE will be available to share- spare helmet and set of chaps. Students are encouraged to bring everything and anything they have-saws, tools, files, anything-so that John can take a look and share ideas.
  • $55 per person includes lunch in the field. Workshop fee is due at time of registration.
  • RaindateMay 12th
  • John Cullen, retired from Bowdoin College and a teacher for five years with the Certified Logging Program, has been cooking and heating with wood since 1979. Self taught with a chainsaw until he took formal chainsaw training over a decade ago, he was amazed at how much there was to learn even after 20 years of experience as a wood cutter and part time logger. John is active with MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association) in the Low Impact Forestry Program.

Saturday, April 13 @9am-2pm: GPS Tutorial-Explore the basics of using a GPS unit under the guidance of KELT staffer, Chris Cabot, and fellow experienced GPS users

  • Limited class size. Workshop is currently FULL.
  • Classroom introduction and basics followed by an afternoon of in-field practice and application- we’ll be exploring and mapping vernal pools!
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own GPS units but a limited number are available for loan (please indicate during registration if you need to borrow a GPS unit).
  • No workshop fee. Snacks and beverages provided, including coffee from Cafe Creme. Please bring a brown bag lunch for the field. This is a rain or shine event!
  • Chris Cabot, who has a master’s degree in Conservation Biology from Antioch University New England, has worked in the environmental field since 2005. He has used GPS and GIS technology extensively for his graduate research on forest communities and for various non-profits and state government agencies. He currently is the Farmland Protection Specialist for KELT and the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and is the GIS coordinator for both organizations. He is also a member of the Maine Association of Wetland Scientists.

This workshop was generously sponsored by