Former Maine Gov. Percival P. Baxter gave the 200,000-acre Baxter State Park to
Former Maine Gov. Percival P. Baxter gave the 200,000-acre Baxter State Park to the people of Maine on the condition that it remain forever wild. Park Director Irvin C. Caverly Jr. has a vision of a wilder park than the one that exists today, and to achieve his goal believes it is necessary to reduce traffic and limit visitation, particularly in the southern area around Mount Katahdin. Caverly's ideas sound drastic to some, and opposition has already surfaced, but he's convinced that the park's natural resources and wilderness values are in danger of destruction if the problems plaguing BSP aren't addressed. Details.
Baxter State Park
Austin, Phyllis, "Former Maine Gov. Percival P. Baxter gave the 200,000-acre Baxter State Park to" (1995). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1160.
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