Maine National Park Battle Rages On
Here is an update on the movement to develop a new large National Park in Maine. Forests.org did an alert on this a couple years back, and the issue remains contentious. Large, relatively intact ecosystems are a requirement for local, regional and ultimately global ecological sustainability.
Park Debate Is a Battle Over the Future of Maine (washingtonpost.com)
Northern Maine, one of the last western-scale vestiges of backcountry east of the Rocky Mountains, is in the midst of its greatest land grab since the arrival of the paper tycoons who ruled the woods here for more than a century. Almost 7 million acres — a quarter of this largest New England state — has changed hands in the past six years, as environmentalists, sportsmen and a host of private investors wrestle over parcels sold off by timber companies that have fallen on hard times.