WABI covers Maine forestry forum
WABI (Channel 5) reported on a forum held in Brewer to discuss the expansion of Maine’s forest industry. The University of Maine and Our Katahdin, an organization working to promote community and economic development, were on hand to explain how they play a role in the industry and what may be in store for the future, WABI reported. “We want to have economic opportunities for people coming up,” said Shane O’Neill, a forest industry business development manager at UMaine. “We don’t want to have all of our young people leave the state. We want to give them opportunities for great jobs and for a great future.” UMaine is looking for new partners to help make the forest industry more efficient, the report states.