Medomak Valley Land Trust is hosting a half-day forestry for Maine birds workshop in partnership with the Forest Stewards Guild June 3 at 9 a.m. at the Burkett Mill Preserve. Join a forester and a wildlife biologist for a morning workshop that will teach participants the basics of forest habitat assessment, bird-friendly forestry and how to see Maine’s forests for the birds.

The workshop pairs silviculture, the art and science of forest management, with the habitat needs of Maine's migratory forest songbirds. Learn to assess forest habitat and consider management options that benefit forest songbirds in a variety of forest types. Participants will learn how to assess the quality of that forest habitat for songbirds by examining elements of vertical forest structure, as well as dead and decaying woody material.

This workshop is suitable for a wide arrange of participants, including professional foresters, woodland owners, homestead harvesters, land trust members and bird enthusiasts.

From Waldoboro village, head north on Main Street, and veer right onto Old Route One. At the end of this road, turn right onto Goshen Road. Stay on Goshen Road for 1.8 miles, and stay straight on the unpaved Burkett Mill Road where Goshen Road curves sharply left. Parking for the preserve is on the left, 0.3 miles down the road.

For more information, contact the land trust at 832-5570 or