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Statewide Standards:  Harvesting in Shoreland Areas 

Statewide Standards for Timber Harvesting and Related Activities in Shoreland Areas took effect in certain municipalities on January 1, 2013.


On January 1, 2013, statewide standards went into effect in organized towns that have decided to adopt statewide standards for timber harvesting and related activities in shoreland areas.


Towns that have either elected to retain their old shoreland zoning ordinance for timber harvesting or not taken action on statewide standards will continue under their old shoreland zoning rules until they take action.


Areas under the administration of the Land Use Planning Commission will also continue under current rules for the time being. 


The rules for the standards can found on this website or by going to the state site.  A link can be found below.  If you don't know the status of your town, there is link below that will take you to the site that lists all of the towns.


Town Status Link 


Fact Sheet # 25


Maine Forest Service Standards Link

​Maine Forestry

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