Sarah Medina


State of Maine

Sarah Medina, of Dixmont, is a 1972 graduate of the University of Maine with a B.S. in Forest Management. She was the first woman to pursue a forest management degree at UM and the first woman employed as a field forester in Maine. Sarah was recognized as the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus, UM School of Forest Resources and received the 2018 Abby Holman Public Service Award, Maine Forest Products Council. She retired after a distinguished career with Seven Islands Land Company. Sarah’s early experience included typical foresters’ duties and gave her the essential foundation for all the work she did throughout her career. Over time, her job evolved to work in the areas of recreation administration, regulatory compliance, taxation, communications, land ownership and policy. She administered recreational management uses on lands managed by Seven Islands,’ and worked with state agencies on management of natural resources. She served on numerous advisory committees and task forces that influence and enhance state land use and regulatory policy and/or enhance forest management.Sarah currently serves on the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust Board of Directors, Baxter State Park Scientific Forest Management Area Advisory Committee, the Maine Board of Licensure of Professional Foresters and Project Learning Tree Steering Committee. A Lifetime Girl Scout, she has experience in all aspects of Girl Scouting and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Maine.