"Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only after the last fish has been caught. Only then you will find that money cannot be eaten."
Cree Indian Proverb


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FEN'S Pesticide-Free Forests Campaign

Recycled post-consumer waste saves more than trees.

Acid rain and Maine's forests

Clean Power Plant Act of 2001

Free Trade of the Americas agreement

Low Impact Forestry

Update of Maine environmental news

Links and resources page

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Don't be tricked by the Giant Forest Octopus

Photo Gallery

 

Some stories on public lands logging -

01/10/01 - Forest Service chief backpeddles on old-growth protection

01/09/01 - Old Growth logging on Public Lands to End

01/09/01 - links to stories on Roadless Area Conservation Plan

01/05/01 - Clinton Bans Logging, Roads in Vast Forest Areas

Old Growth logging on Public Lands to End

 

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No Compromise When It Comes to

Saving Maine's Wild Places and Scenic Beauty

The Spring 2014 edition of FEN's publication The Maine Woods is

now available.

Download a low-resolution pdf file here (3.8 MB)


Campaign to Stop the East-West Highway

The Spring 2013 edition of FEN's publication The Maine Woods is

devoted to the issues of the East-West Highway and industrial wind power in Maine.

Download a low-resolution pdf file here (3.7 MB)


Campaign to Stop Industrial Wind

The January 2012 edition of FEN's publication The Maine Woods is

devoted to the issue of industrial wind power in Maine.

Download a low-resolution pdf file here (2.1 MB)


Climate Change and Forest Restoration Campaign

The January 2010 edition of FEN's publication The Maine Woods is

devoted to the issue of climate change and FEN's Climate Change and Forest Restoration Campaign as well as to the issue of wind power in Maine.

Download a low-resolution pdf file here (2.1 MB)

Download a high-resolution pdf file here (19.6 MB)

The Fall 2008 edition of FEN's publication The Maine Woods is

devoted to the issue of climate change and FEN's Climate Change and Forest Restoration Campaign.

Download the entire issue here. (2 MB)

Save Moosehead - Stop Plum Creek's Wilderness Sprawl

The Fall 2006 edition of FEN's publication The Maine Woods is

devoted to stopping Plum Creek's Wilderness Sprawl.

Download it here. (1 MB)

FEN is working to make this a scene of the past ....


.... not the future.

Tens of thousands of acres of the Maine Woods are clearcut each year. Wilderness Society photo.

Mission Statement

.The purpose of the Forest Ecology Network (FEN) is to protect the native forest environment of Maine through public awareness, grassroots citizen activism, and education, promoting practices that respect the ecological and aesthetic integrity of the Maine Woods.

Our efforts include campaigns to:

  • Prevent wilderness sprawl
  • Protect Maine’s water resources from commercial overexploitation
  • Eliminate the clearcutting, overcutting, and herbicide spraying associated with industrial forestry

FEN believes that to protect and restore the forest environment while ensuring a sustainable wood supply, we need a combination of ecological reserves, low-impact forestry, demand reduction/recycling, and alternative fibers for paper making.

Campaigns

The Forest Ecology Network, based in Lexington Township, Maine, is on the forefront of forest protection in Maine. FEN spearheaded a campaign to defeat the industry-sponsored Compact for Maine's Forests, then formed a coalition with other environmental organizations in Maine. The coalition called upon the state legislature to pass meaningful forest practices reform, and agreed on a joint policy that would have ensured sustainable forestry. The plan was rejected by the Maine State Legislature. (Details)

FEN has begun a new referendum campaign to get synthetic chemical pesticides out of the forest and to transform the Board of Pesticides Control into an elected body. This campaign, known as Pesticide-Free Forests, sought to impose a ten-year moratorium on the use of all synthetic chemical pesticides for forestry purposes and to transform the Board of Pesticides Control from a seven member board appointed by the governor into a 16 member board with one representative elected by the voters of each of Maine's 16 counties.

FEN, in concert with other environmental groups, is also campaigning for the creation of a Maine Woods National Park.

Projects

Projects of the Forest Ecology Network include:

Get Involved!

The strength of the Forest Ecology Network is our membership. FEN has thousands of members -- from loggers and woodsworkers to artists and health care workers. FEN is a group of citizens who love the Maine Woods and believe that we can have a vibrant, forest-based economy that does not destroy the natural beauty and ecological integrity of the forest environment.

WE NEED YOU! We can guarantee you that your contribution to FEN will go directly toward programs that protect the forest environment that is important to your future, and the future of Maine. Join FEN today! You will receive our newspaper, The Maine Woods, participate in a local, bioregional FEN chapter, participate in field trips, workshops, and other events.

Special Section on the World Trade Organization

One of the most significant milestones of the environmental movement in some time occurred back in late November and early December 1999 when 40,000 to 60,000 environmentalists, human rights activists, indigenous people, labor activists, fair trade proponents, people of faith, steelworkers and other union workers, farmers, students, and teachers representing more than 700 organizations traveled to the streets of Seattle to protest against the World Trade Organization at its Third Ministerial meeting. Learn more about the WTO and the Seattle protests here.

Links to Other Resources

The FEN resource and links page contains bibliographies and other important reports and information FEN has compiled. The links will direct you to other environmental orgainzations in Maine, national and international environmental and forest protection groups, Maine state resources, places to learn about forest ecology, and Henry David Thoreau and more. Check out our photo gallery for pictures of clearcuts, as well as more pleasant scenes of wild Maine.

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email: fen@207me.com

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