Welcome to the University Forests!
The University Forests Office of the University of Maine is responsible for managing the forestlands owned by the University of Maine and the University of Maine Foundation. The office also coordinates research activities on the land. The forestland under management is comprised of four major parts:
- Dwight B. Demeritt Forest: over 2,700 acres in Old Town and Orono immediately adjacent to the University campus.
- Campus, MAFES, and Outlying Woodlands: approximately 3231 acres of land owned by the University of Maine and not part of the Dwight B. Demeritt Forest
- Penobscot Experimental Forest: 3587 acres is located approximately 15 miles from the University campus in the towns of Bradley and Eddington.
- Green Endowment Lands: 21 parcels of land accounting for 3775 acres, donated to the University Foundation for the benefit of the University of Maine.