7,141 Jobs 

The Center’s programs have benefited 7,141 jobs in wood products manufacturing, tourism and wood heat through direct business assistance and skills training initiatives.

257,218 Acres 

The Center’s programs have helped conserve 257,218 acres of forestland for community benefit through the Community Forest program and forestland purchases financed through New Markets Tax Credits.

$220 Million Investment

The Center’s programs have helped to secure and leverage $220 million for projects that benefit the region’s communities, the economy and forest stewardship since 2005.

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Success Stories

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2020 Annual Report:
Live the New Forest Future

The Center is strengthening communities, advancing the rural economy and providing regional leadership for the Northern Forest. Download our 2020 Annual Report. (Smaller, faster-loading version) 

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Goats and Craft Beer Build A Destination

Tourism Innovation grant helps expand agritourism in Monson, Maine.

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Center Helps Bethel, Maine, Create Community Forest

New Bethel (Maine) Community Forest provides access to thousands of acres for recreation.

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Wood Pellet Heat Can Help Northern Forest Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Wondering what you can do to reduce your environmental impact? Study shows wood pellet heat reduces emissions by half compared to fossil fuels.