Title

Seeking Favor

Authors

Lori Valigra

Source

Mainebiz

Date

5-27-2013

Pages

24-26

Abstract

“Focus Travel & Tourism” piece on Lucas St. Clair, son of Burt’s Bees co-founder Roxanne Quimby and president of the board of directors of Elliotsville Plantation, the foundation that owns land near Baxter State Park, and his campaign for a national park in northern Maine. St. Clair takes a consensus-building approach, trying to build relationships with stakeholders, in contrast to the more confrontational approach Quimby has used. Opponents of the plan fear the presence of the federal government in the North Woods, the possibility of limited recreational access, and the loss of forest product jobs. Two economic studies commissioned by Elliotsville Plantation indicate that the proposed national park could create as many as 1,000 jobs. With sidebar on northern Maine’s potential as a tourist destination.

Subjects

St Clair, Lucas, National parks and reserves, Maine Woods National Park (Proposed)

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