NRCM is pleased to share our report, which features business and civic leaders from the Katahdin region describing how Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is providing positive benefits to their communities. The report was issued to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the National Monument, which was established on August 24, 2016.
The report, Katahdin Woods & Waters – Our Monument, Our Community, Voices from the Region, includes statements from individuals who own businesses in Millinocket, East Millinocket, Medway, Patten, and Mt. Chase. Many of those featured grew up in the Katahdin region, in families that extend back multiple generations. Some of the individuals explain that they initially opposed land conservation projects in the area, but now are strong supporters of the National Monument.