Community Forest WORKING GROUP

Part of the Sustainability & Natural Resource Management Board

The Lewiston-Auburn Community Forest Board will be a standing working group of the Auburn Sustainability and Natural Resource Management Commission. The Community Forest Working Group shall develop and implement a program that promotes the socio-economic, environmental, and esthetic values of the Community Forest.

The Community Forest Working Group:

  • Shall advocate for Auburn’s Community Forest, defined as the sum of street trees, trees associated with public facilities including parks and schools, and public woodlots under the jurisdiction of the City or the School Department
  • Shall maintain Auburn’s Tree City USA certification which includes Maine Arbor Week Activities
  • Shall raise funds and develop grant applications to support the Community Forest
  • Shall collaborate and coordinate with public and private organizations including the working groups of the Sustainability & Natural Resources Board, Planning Board and City Council to provide advice, information and policy recommendations
  • Shall advise staff concerning the Street Tree Inventory and Public Woodlots Forest Management Plan
  • Shall meet jointly with representatives from Lewiston to maintain the Lewiston-Auburn Community Forest Board (LACFB) established and continually operating since 2001. LACFB jointly established and manages the tree nursery on North Auburn Road under an easement for the benefit of both cities
  • Shall provide education opportunities to the public to enhance understanding and appreciation of issues related to the Community Forest, including tree planting, tree care, invasive plant and insect issues, and the socio-economic benefits of the Community Forest

Members

REPRESENTING AUBURN: Dave Griswold (Chair), Sam Boss (Conservation Commission), Rhyanna Larose (Conservation Commission), Carissa Aoki and Gary Wadsworth (staff)

REPRESENTING LEWISTON: Richard Shea (Secretary), Cassidy Cloutier, Katheryn Flanagan, Joshua Nagine, Chris Pelkey and Steve Murch (staff)

LA Community Forest Board Accomplishments

Lewiston Auburn Community Forest Board Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Special event

Winter is a great time to fight Browntail, as nests can be easily spotted, clipped & destroyed. The Auburn Conservation Commission, Lewiston-Auburn Community Forest Board, and the City of Auburn are proud to present a recent discussion (via Zoom) on Browntail moth and other invasive pests.

Special guest: Allison Kanoti, Director of the Maine Forest Service Forest Health and Monitoring Division.

To view the webinar, CLICK HERE.

2022 Agendas 

January 20, 2022

March 17, 2022

April 21, 2022

May 12, 2022

June 16, 2022

2022 Minutes

January 20, 2022

2021 Agendas

January 21, 2021

February 18, 2021

March 18, 2021

April 15, 2021

May 13, 2021

June 17, 2021

August 19, 2021

September 16, 2021

October 21, 2021

November 18, 2021

2021 Minutes

January 21, 2021

February 18, 2021

March 18, 2021

April 15, 2021

May 13, 2021

June 17, 2021

August 19, 2021

September 16, 2021

October 21, 2021

November 18, 2021

December 16, 2021

2019 Agendas

January 24, 2019

April 18, 2019

June 27, 2019

2019 Minutes

January 24, 2019

February 28, 2019

April 18, 2019

June 27, 2019

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are typically held the third Thursday of every month, 7:00pm, at varying locations.  

Contact

Richard A. Shea
207-782-7018
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LINK TO ARCHIVED AGENDAS & MINUTES