The Northern Forest Center and Maine Woods Discovery partners announce the 150th Thoreau-Wabanaki Canoe Tour to commemorate the day Henry David Thoreau’s classic The Maine Woods was published. A group of Maine Guides, Penobscot Nation members, scholars and others will trace the last of three adventures by Thoreau and a Penobscot guide on a 16-day canoe adventure. The rigorous excursion takes the travelers across hundreds of miles of rivers and lakes and over 2-mile portages. They will experience the enduring landscape of the Maine Woods largely as Thoreau would have in 1857, showcasing the spectacular opportunities that they provide to visitors near and far.

A new Maine Woods Discovery website offers a fabulous tool for the collaborative of leading outdoor recreation tourism providers to highlight their quality, nature-based experiences for potential and returning Maine Woods visitors. The website serves as one place visitors can come to explore the possibilities of an authentic Maine North Woods experience. Maine Woods Discovery also serves as a “quality label,” for which the website effectively exhibits the top notch offerings of the partnering tourism providers as a standard.

The Center and Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences have published Selling Forest Carbon as a practical “how-to” for Northeast landowners of all sizes who are exploring the revenue potential of the forest carbon marketplace. Income from carbon offsets can help timberland owners diversify income streams from their property to help keep forests as forests.