Location: Mount Abram Township, 20 miles south of Carrabassett Valley, Franklin County Description: The Mount Abraham Public Reserved Land unit is 6,214 acres with 4,033 of those acres protected as an Ecological Reserve. The Ecological Reserve System protects Maine’s biological diversity, among other purposes. The state’s tallest mountain ash is on Mount Abraham, at an impressive Read More
Public Reserved Land & Ecological Reserves
These Public Reserved Lands include ecological reserves, which were created to protect habitat, do research & education, and to protect important species.
Location: West of Millinocket, Penobscot County Description: The Nahmakanta unit is 43,000 acres and includes forest, mountains, and 24 great ponds. Fishing is popular on the great ponds. Pollywog Gorge is a popular destination for visitors to the land, with a mile-high drop down to the scenic gorge. Nine miles of the Appalachian Trail cross through the Read More
Location: Near East Machias, Washington County Description: The 11,000-acre Rocky Lake Public Reserved Land unit borders three lakes near East Machias and provides opportunities for boating, camping, and fishing in a wildlife-rich area. The unit is home to nesting Bald Eagles, white-tailed deer, snowshoe hare, bobcat, coyote, black bear, and even fisher. The East Machias River, four Read More
Location: Perham, Aroostook County Description: The Salmon Brook Lake Bog Public Reserved Land is a 1,857-acre unit, of which 1,053 acres are designated as an Ecological Reserve. It is located in an area where limestone bedrock has created relatively high pH soils. Such conditions support significant natural features including circumneutral fenspeatland vegetation dominated by sedges and/or shrubs Read More
Location: Near Staceyville, Penobscot County Description: The Wassataquoick Public Reserved Land unit contains miles of the Wassataquoik Stream and East Branch of the Penobscot, both of which offer outstanding native brook trout and salmon habitat. Paddlers enjoy the swift currents of the East Branch, and primitive campsites can be found on the shores of Wassataquoik Stream. The Read More