Maine Forest Service

Maine Evergreen Boughs in High Demand
'Tis the season and that means Mainers looking to make some money are out in the woods harvesting Balsam Fir boughs.
The process is called tipping, and Maine landowners are generous enough to give tippers written permission to harvest the evergreen off their property.
But, when someone doesn't get tha…
It’s Dry and An Arsonist Knows It
A few weeks without rain during the late summer months in Maine creates tinder-dry conditions that give forest fires just what they need to take hold.
Yesterday the Maine Forest Service was called out to battle several fire in Downeast Maine and they need your help finding whoever may be responsible …
Watch Out! Those Water Drops Can Get Expensive
A permitted burn in Hudson got out of control Monday, scorching some land and destroying a shed, and that’s prompting some safety reminders from the Maine Forest Service.
Ranger Jeff Currier says you can face charges if you don’t adhere to the specific criteria on the burn permit, and that could be a…
Wildfire Dangers a Reality in Maine
We've already seen some destruction to land and homes due to runaway fires this spring. WABI-TV5 and CW's weather team have consistently reminded us that there is no major rainfall expected in the near future, and that the fire danger is indeed high...