The Maine Forest Tick Survey is a collaboration between The University of Maine and volunteer landowners in southern and coastal Maine. Together, we are studying the relationship between land management and tick populations and tick-borne pathogens. Volunteers will collect ticks from their wooded properties, and we will identify and test them for pathogens. All volunteers will get a personalized report on which tick species and pathogens are present on their land. To comply with current Covid-19 restrictions, training sessions will take place online, and volunteers will only collect on their own property. We are currently recruiting volunteers for our July 2020 collection. Volunteers need to own between 10 and 1,000 acres of wooded land and live in one of the following counties: Androscoggin, Cumberland, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, York.
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