- Bureau of Forestry
Maine Department of Conservation
The Maine Forest Service, under the direction of the State of Maine Department of Conservation, has been given the responsibility for administering spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) (Clem) suppression programs on behalf of the State of Maine. In accordance with provisions of the Spruce Budworm Suppression Act (Title 12 MRSA Chapter 803 Subchapter IV) the programs are designed to protect the state's spruce and fir forest resources and to preserve the natural, aesthetic, and economic values of this resource.
The purpose of this manual is to provide a source of information and guidance for personnel involved with Maine spruce budworm suppression programs. Although not intended to define legal responsibilities or formal policy, the manual has been designed in consideration of the best interests of program employees, the Maine Forest Service, and the general public, to create a sage and effective means of controlling spruce budworm populations within the State of Maine.