Maine forests are talk subject

BAR HARBOR — Maine’s forests – who owns them, and who has a right to say how they are used is the topic of the next Acadia Senior College Food for Thought meeting on Friday, Oct. 25 at the Birch Bay Village Inn in Hulls Cove.

The speaker will be David Edson, President and CEO of the Sewall Company, as he addresses these issues and more by telling something of the history and proposed future of our forests.

Maine’s forests mean many things to many people – the timber and paper industries; hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling; hiking and camping.  Many hold the misperception that Maine’s forests, like the Western forests, are publicly owned and publicly accessible.

Mr. Edson was born in Vermont, attended Harvard and taught history in northern Vermont before deciding to change careers. He earned a Master’s Degree in Forestry from the University of Maine in Orono and went to work part-time, then full time, for the Sewall Company in Old Town where he is now principle owner, President, and CEO.

He lives in Bernard with his wife, Susan.

A hot buffet lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and costs $11. The lecture begins at noon

Reservations are required. Contact the Acadia Senior College office at 288-9500, or by emailing [email protected]

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