Maine Field Tours & Annual Meeting

Maine SAF Tours, Webinars, and Workshops

Webinar: QGIS Fundamentals: For Foresters

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, from 8:45 am to 11:00 am

Join Wil Mercier, Principal of Global Resource Analytics, for this webinar exploring the fundamentals of QGIS. During the webinar, you will receive a brief refresher on core GIS concepts, discuss next-generation data formats, develop your understanding of concepts heavily favored by QGIS, and receive an overview of advanced QGIS features to understand the broad range of the software capabilities. The final hour of the webinar will be a QGIS demo for a small woodlot. During the demonstration, you will learn to draw property boundaries, download and use aerial imagery, delineate and label stands, and calculate acreages. You will also see how QGIS can be used for inventory layout and drafting maps. Approved for 2 Category 1 CFE credits from the Society of American Foresters. $10 for members, $20 for non-members. Register Here

Save the Date

MESAF Annual Conference: The Social Side of Forestry

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Planning is well underway for Maine SAF’s annual meeting. Save the date for October 13! We plan to be back in person in Orono at the Wells Conference Center. We will keep this site updated as registration opens, and plans are finalized. Register Here


9:00 am — MESAF Annual Business Meeting

10:00 am — Break

10:15 am — Welcome

10:30 am — Session 1: Different Ways We Use the Forest

12:00 pm — Lunch

12:30 pm –Awards Ceremony

1:00 pm — Break

1:15 pm — Session 2: Examples of Communication from the Field

3:15 pm — Closing Remarks

3:30 pm — Adjourn

Upcoming Maine SAF Meetings:

Sep 28, 2021
8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
QGIS Fundamentals: For Foresters
Oct 07, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Oak Resliency Learning Exchange Webinar
Oct 13, 2021
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
MESAF Annual Conference: The Social Side of Forestry
Wells Conference Center, Orono Maine
Oct 14, 2021
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Oak Resiliency Learning Exchange Field Tour
Quabbin Reservoir, New Salem, MA Massachusetts, USA
Mar 22, 2022 - Mar 25, 2022
12:00 AM
NESAF Annual Meeting 2022
Portland Sheraton at Sable Oaks, South Portland ME

Other Upcoming Meetings:

To assist foresters looking for additional educational opportunities, here’s a link to the Maine Forest Service’s list of events and websites which offer similar tours and workshops.

Contact Us

To contact NESAF, please email the appropriate member of our leadership team. General questions can be directed to our Chair or the website administrator at


New England Society of American Foresters
54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301