Title

Article about the debate over the proposed establishment of a Maine Woods Nation

Authors

Jeff Clark

Source

Down East

Date

8-1-1996

Pages

49-54, 91

Abstract

Article about the debate over the proposed establishment of a Maine Woods National Park, that has pitted residents of northern Maine and members of the Sportsman's Allliance of Maine against the Concord, Mass.-based group known as Restore: The North Woods. The proposed park would cover 3.2 million acres--5,000 square miles--and would cover an area the size of Connecticut. Supporters estimate that it would take up to a century to gather up all the land for the park at a cost of $500 million to $1 billion. Supporters also believe that with the decline of the pulp and paper industry, this is the last opportunity to prevent the fragmentation and piecemeal development of Maine's North Woods. Opponents see the proposed park as an assault on Maine's traditional value and outdoor heritage and have claimed that establishment of the park will mean the seizure of homes and farms by eminent domain, and that it will destroy the state's huge and vital paper and wood products industry. With a list of brief points on how such a park would work.

Subjects

Maine Woods National Park (Proposed), National parks and reserves

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