Maine settles with logger over harvesting violations
HARTFORD, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine has reached a settlement with the owner of a logging company stemming from a charge of harvesting without a plan.
The Maine Forest Service says Thursday it reached the administrative settlement with David Roy, who owns Roy’s Logging and was charged with violating Maine’s Forest Practices Act in Hartford.
The state says Roy’s timber harvest resulted in a 24-acre clear cut without a plan required by Maine rules. It says Roy has agreed to pay a $2,000 civil penalty for the violation. All but $400 of the penalty has been sent to the state’s Community Forest Fund.
The state says timber harvesting violations often stem from poor planning or failure to check rules. It says landowners can avoid violations by consulting the forest service in advance.