by Mechele Cooper Kennebec Journal The state’s largest forestland owner unveiled a proposed “resource plan” on Tuesday for 427,000 acres in the Moosehead Lake region that would mix development with protection for pristine ponds and a guarantee that a working forest wouldn’t be developed for at least three decades. Plum Creek Timber Co. executives called Read More
Plum Creek's Massive Moosehead Proposal
In April 2005, Seattle-based Plum Creek submitted a development proposal for the Moosehead Lake region that was the largest development ever proposed in Maine. The company’s proposal called for 975 house lots, 2 resorts, a golf course, a marina, 3 RV parks—with convenience stores, beauty salons, and gas stations—and more than 100 rental cabins, right in the heart of Maine’s spectacular Moosehead Lake region.
NRCM was the first organization to oppose this plan, which, in addition to too much development in the wrong places, proposed no additional permanent conservation. NRCM spoke out, and so did the people of Maine, including residents of the Moosehead region. As a result of NRCM’s work, the Plum Creek plan was improved — less sprawling, with much improved required conservation measures, and with proposed development removed from remote ponds and other areas.
by Doug Fletcher, staff writer Lewiston Sun Journal “This scale of development could change the character of the Moosehead region forever. This is a turning point in the history of Maine’s North Woods.” – Cathy Johnson, Natural Resources Council of Maine Two resorts in works in Moosehead region A 48,500-acre woodlands buy is part of Read More
NRCM news release Emera, the parent company of Bangor Hydro, has decided not to move forward at this time with a proposed 170-foot wide, 84-mile transmission line that would have bisected Hancock and Washington Counties, running between Orrington, north of Bangor, and Baileyville, on the New Brunswick border. This massive new transmission line was strongly Read More