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UMFK to host Council of Eastern Forest Technician Schools' annual meeting

July 31, 2007

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host the 2007 Council of Eastern Forest Technician Schools (CEFTS) annual meeting on Tuesday, August 7 through Thursday, August 9.  

The highlights of the meeting will be a tour through the heart of the Northern Maine Woods and the Allagash River region, the largest undeveloped tract of forestland in the eastern United States.  

During the tour there will be discussion planned on local sivicultural practices, wildlife management, outdoor recreation, and mobile use of GPS/GIS technology in timber harvesting. 

Meetings will be held on the UMFK campus and at Moose Point Sporting Camps on the Fish River Lake. Participants while at Moose Point will have free time to fish, canoe or for wildlife watching.  They will come away from these meeting with new ideas for teaching and recruiting students and also develop valuable new contacts.           

 The Council of Eastern Forest Technicians Schools (CEFTS) was founded in 1976 by a small group of Forest Technology Instructors. Since then, CEFTS membership has grown to fifteen academic institutions across the eastern United States and Canada. 

CEFTS was founded with the overall goal of improving the quality of Forest Technician education. CEFTS seeks to achieve facilitate exchange of information and idea among members; foster productive relationships between academic institutions and individual instructors; promote consistency and academic integrity among the member institutions and represent the interests of its member to the Society of American Foresters.