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Forest Heritage Days 2013 !

August 9 - 10, 2013 in Greenville, Maine


Results from FHD 2013 Game of Logging Competition

Saturday: - Game of Logging

1st Place - Sam Heffner, Greenville, ME Forest Service

2nd Place - Andrew Marquis, St. Agatha, Marquis Tree Service

3rd Place - Chris Maxim, Chesterville, L & A Ridley Logging



Please plan to join us in 2014 for another weekend of celebrating the various aspects of Maine's forest heritage.



See photos of the winner and competitors below:





2013 GOL competitors




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Children's Miracle Network Fund-Raising:

Each year during Forest Heritage Days, we participate in the "Log-A-Load for Kids" raffle. The 2013 raffle raised $1000.00 for the Children's Miracle Network and had two prizes. The prize winners were Rita from Greenville won the chainsaw carved bear and Adam Stetson from Brownville, Maine won the Dolmar 420 chainsaw.



** Archived files recapping previous years' celebrations can be found on our "About FHD" page.


What is Forest Heritage Days?

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Since 1991, when the Maine Forest Service observed its 100th anniversary protecting Maine forests, a group of Moosehead Lake region individuals has organized Forest Heritage Days, dedicated from the start to providing the public a singular opportunity to learn about the working forests of Maine - the history, the present practices, and what’s in store for the future.


In 1992, the Greenville Board of Selectmen officially honored Forest Heritage Days for its promotion of the close ties between the Moosehead region and the working Maine forest with a proclamation. Each year, Forest Heritage Days spotlights a different theme. With each year's theme, we will continue to maintain our focus on educating the public on the issues of stewardship and sustainability.


Seventeen years ago we added the Game of Logging, an exciting and highly skilled competition between Certified Logging Professional Level 4 loggers. Forest Heritage Days will continue to combine education and entertainment in a unique fashion, featuring displays, tours, as well as discussion forums, music, humor, crafts, and of course, food.


  • Committee Members
  • Event and Tour Archives ...
Name Organization  
Elaine Bartley FHD Committee Chair  
Debbie Ward Greenville Schools  
Andy Wood MEMIC  
Bruce Reed Maine Forest Service  
Mike Rundell Plum Creek  
Mark Doty Plum Creek  
Rocky Rockwell Plum Creek  
Gary Morse Moosehead Forest Services  
Joe Tomlinson Community Member  
Bev Walker Craft-Fair Organizer  
Tony Bartley County Commissioner - Retired  


2010 Thank You List

A .pdf file showing our merchant supporters and volunteers. We appreciate them all!


2010 Sponsorship

A copy of the 2010 Sponsorship


2010 Event Brochure

A copy of the 2010 Event Brochure in .pdf format.



2009 Thank You List

A .pdf file showing all our sponsors, supporters and volunteers! They are awesome!


2009 Event Brochure

A copy of the 2009 Event Brochure in .pdf format.



2008 Event Schedule

A sampling of events from the 2007 celebration!


Recap of 2008

A brief recap of 2008 highlights.


Sponsors 2008

A list of our sponsors in 2008



2007 Event Schedule

A sampling of events from the 2007 celebration!


Recap of 2007

A brief recap of 2007 highlights.


Sponsors 2007

A list of our sponsors in 2007





Sponsors of FHD

A list of our sponsors in 2006


Moosehead Woods Tour

An explanation of the Moosehead area woods tour.


Photo Recap of 2006

A sampling of events from the 2006 celebration! Schedule of events for 2006


Log-A-Load Winner

The Husqvarna 455 Rancher chainsaw winner in 2006 was Donna.



Colby Woodsmen Team ...colby woodsmen team


This team of students practices old-time logging skills as part of a coed athletic club from Colby College. The team competes in about five intercollegiate meets each year. Some of the classic lumberjack events have been log rolling, box, crosscut and single sawing, chopping (horizontal and vertical), water boiling, and ax throwing. Spectators are frequently invited to try their hand at these skills!


To learn more about the Colby Team, visit their site.











Certified Logging Professional and the Game of Logging ...


Since 1991, the Certified Logging Professional (CLP) program has promoted and recognized professionalism among loggers. As of 2006, approximately 5,410 Maine loggers have attended the CLP program. Curriculum includes safety, production felling techniques, safe and efficient wood harvesting, forest management and silviculture, business of logging and first aid for loggers.


In 1994 the “Game of Logging” was incorporated into the CLP program. Since that time this training system has become the standard for logger training nationwide. At this training, loggers develop skills to insure that trees fall in the right place, at the right time.


group shot of clp

The “Game of Logging” competition is the culmination of the four day training program where the best of the best compete for a share of a total prize package of $6,000. Events include saw chain filing, speed cut, bore cut, precision stump, spring pole, precision bucking and precision felling.


The winners for 2012 were:

1st - Tom Fox (Orland)

2nd - Ronald Gosselin (Quebec)

3rd - Sam Heffner (Greenville)


Congratulations gentlemen!



Log-A-Load for Kids ...

raffle prizes


Established in 1988, Log-A-Load for Kids is a nationwide giving program which brings the dedication and generosity of the nation's loggers and other forest products people to raising funds for local children's hospitals associated with the Children's Miracle Network (CMN).



One Hundred percent of all contributions go directly to local hospitals. There are active sponsoring organizations in 33 states. In 2005, the Forest Products Community contributed $3.8 million to CMN. Since 1988 they have contributed $26 million to CMN.


At each Forest Heritage Days celebration, we raffle off a chainsaw and a chainsaw carved bear to raise our money. At FHD 2010 we raised $1200 dollars!




Sponsors for 2013 ...




Supporting Local Merchants ...


Contact Us ...


Are you currently involved in: any educational program explaining stewardship and silviculure; any industry which depends on the forest of Maine; any value added industry; or any related recreational opportunity?



Forest Heritage Days is the perfect opportunity for you to sponsor an activity or create a display to show people what you do that involves the woods of Maine. No fees are assessed for participation, but donations are gratefully accepted!


If you are interested in having a booth at future Forest Heritage Days, please contact us:


US mail:

Forest Heritage Days

PO Box 352

Greenville, ME 04441






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