Portland talk slated for Monday, October 16
Join the Natural Resources Council of Maine in Portland on Monday, October 16, to hear from Bruce Farling, a Montana conservationist who has had first-hand experience with Plum Creek’s activities there. NRCM North Woods project director Cathy Johnson will also be on hand to show and describe the massive developments that Plum Creek has proposed for Maine’s beautiful Moosehead Lake Region. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the talks will begin at 7:00 at the Maine Historical Society at 489 Congress Street in Portland on Monday October 16. NRCM is sponsoring this event for which admission is free and open to the public.
Bruce Farling says, based on Plum Creek’s history in his home state: “[Plum Creek] is a cold, cash-first, soulless corporation bent on maximizing quarterly returns.” Farling says that in Montana Plum Creek’s land is a spider-work of sediment-bleeding roads, silt-laden streams, stumps and weed patches, logged wetlands, and prime lands held hostage to conservation buyers or sold off to developers.
Key NRCM staff members will be on hand to share details of Plum Creek’s revised development proposal and let people know how they can help to shape it.