Everyone at NRCM is very saddened by the death of Harry Richardson. As a leader of the Republican party in the Legislature in the late 1960s and early 70s, Harry championed many environmental causes, including leading the effort to create the Land Use Regulation Commission. He was appalled by Plum Creek’s proposal to develop the Moosehead Lake region and for the last three years had represented Maine Audubon and NRCM in opposing the Plum Creek proposal in front of LURC. He led our legal team with passion, enthusiasm, and humor, playing the anti-Plum Creek “Ballad of Moosehead Lake” at high decibels in his convertible in the parking lot of the hearing! He will be sorely missed.
—by Cathy Johnson, NRCM Forests & Wildlife Director and Senior Staff Attorney