Plum Creek Charged Largest Fine Ever Assessed for Breaking Timber Harvest Laws
An investigation by the Natural Resources Council of Maine, using Maine’s Freedom of Access Act (FOAA), found that in 2006 Plum Creek was charged a $57,000 fine—the largest fine ever assessed in history for breaking Maine’s timber harvesting laws.
Other documents reveal that Plum Creek has destroyed wildlife habitat across lands it owns in Maine that state biologists identified as priority areas for deer to survive Maine’s harsh winters. State documents also show that Plum Creek has polluted streams and developed land without a permit.
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- Read our November 15, 2006 press release
- Read the full report (PDF file)
- Read report appendices (PDF file)
- View photos of deer wintering areas cut by Plum Creek below.
- View map of Plum Creek’s proposed development as it relates to deer yards in the Moosehead region (PDF file)
- View chart of Forest Practices Act violations in Maine and fines imposed (PDF file)
- View graph of Forest Practices Act violations since 1989 (PDF file)
- Read our fact sheet about Plum Creek’s massive development proposal for the Moosehead Lake region.
- Read the fact sheet regarding the difference between SFI and FSC forest certification. (PDF file)
- Read our letter requesting suspension of Plum Creek’s SFI certification. (PDF file)
- Learn more about NRCM’s work to protect the Moosehead Lake region.
Deer wintering areas cut by Plum Creek
East Outlet of Kennebec River at Moosehead Lake