RCP Stats

 Coordinator: Kirstin Brewer

Contact Info: kbrewer@tklt.org

Year started: 2009

Mission Statement: 

“The Kennebec Woodland Partnership promotes forest stewardship and conservation, provides educational resources for woodland owners, and supports sustainable natural resource-based economies.” (2012)

General Location: Kennebec County, ME

Acreage of Area Covered by Partnership: 608,683

Acres Conserved by Partnership: None, focus on stewardship

Number of Partners: 13

RCP Status: Maturing

Steps Taken in Forming Partnership:

  • Draft a vision, mission statement, goals, and/or objectives
  • Develop a governance structure
  • Engage landowners and/or municipal officials in your region
  • Engage state agencies, federal agencies, and/or philanthropic organizations
  • Navigate a significant transition in leadership, funding, priorities, or organization

Funding sources:

  • Philanthropic foundation
  • Federal Funding - USFS

Website:  https://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/projects/kennebec_woodlands/index.html

RCP Activities

Specialties:

  • Stewardship
  • Community outreach/landowner engagement
  • Engaging New Sectors/Partners
  • Community engagement

Current Activities:

  • Promote private and public land stewardship and conservation
  • Local Wood Works is our primary focus.

Previous Projects/Accomplishments:

  • 2009 – Developed Partnership Principles and Partnership
  • 2010 – First Kennebec Woodland Partnership Conference
  • 2011 – Kennebec County Woodland Owners Survey -with University of Maine
  • 2011, 2012 – Kennebec Woodland Days
  • 2012 – Published Your Woodland, A Resource Guide for Kennebec County Landowners
  • 2013 – Two KWP Partners Developed Local Wood WORKS

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