This photo was taken in November 2017 and captioned “Bigelow’s Frosted Tips,” by new My Maine This Week contributor Matthew Greenleaf of Gorham, Maine. Do you have beautiful Maine photos of your own to share? Please consider sending them to us for our My Maine This Week feature. To see past My Maine This Week Read More
“In January of this year, we skied 11 miles on the Narrow Gauge Trail beside the Carrabassett Stream. Ideal conditions! This photo is of Carrabassett Stream with Bigelow in the background. I love the beauty of the stream.” Photo by NRCM member Linda Woods of Oakland, Maine To see past My Maine This Week photos, or to submit Read More
“Here’s a view looking northwest from Cranberry Peak (Bigelow range) over Flagstaff Lake in mid October, 2016.” Photo by NRCM member Peter Simmons of Brunswick, Maine To see past My Maine This Week photos, or to submit a photo of your own to be featured on our website, please visit www.nrcm.org/our-maine/my-maine-this-week.
By A.J. Higgins MPBN news story A conservation group that took a stand 40 years ago to protect the Bigelow range in western Maine has re-emerged to draw public attention to state policies they say could endanger the public lands. The Friends of Bigelow say the LePage administration is ignoring state law, forestry science and Read More
You could spend both ends of your vacation driving or flying to beautiful spots all over the country or the world. Or you could use those travel days to fit in yet more adventures on Maine’s Public Reserved Lands. These lands belong to us. They are must-see destinations for adventurers from Maine and travelers from all over the Read More
By Jenn Burns Gray, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News op-ed Over the past few months, the revenue generated from the timber harvest on Maine’s public lands has been in the spotlight. The Bangor Daily News published an editorial Sept. 25 that highlights the numerous problems with Gov. Paul LePage’s plan to increase timber Read More
Every month, I hike or ski or camp or enjoy the beach on lands in Maine that have been set aside for the public to enjoy. In my neighborhood alone, I can take the family to Dodge Point in Newcastle, Damariscotta Lake State Park, or the Camden Hills. With a longer drive, I can enjoy Read More
by Mario Moretto, BDN Staff Bangor Daily News news story AUGUSTA, Maine — Conservationists are skeptical about Gov. Paul LePage’s budget for the natural resource departments, fearful that it would open the gates for expanded commercial harvesting of state-owned property. LePage wants to do away with the state’s Bureau of Parks and Lands, which is Read More