Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

Maine Low Impact Forestry Project

Tags: Custom Facilitation, Facilitation, Focus Groups, Forestry, Natural Resource Based Economic Development

Client Name: Hancock County Planning Commission

Client Type: Quasi-governmental

Year: 1999, 2000

Location: Maine

Yellow Wood Associates, Inc. facilitated a series of focus groups on starting a value-adding forest landowners cooperative to be coordinated by the Maine Low Impact Forestry Project of the Hancock County Planning Commission. Participants included approximately 30 landowners with varying levels of experience in forest management.