The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust brought together state and federal agencies, p
The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust brought together state and federal agencies, private donors and foundation money to protect 33,000 acres and more than 17 miles of shore frontage in the Rangeley Lakes area. The Rangeley deal was initiated in 1989, and since then the methods used then have become more commonplace throughout Maine. Local land trusts have proliferated, and work with state and federal agencies, the Nature Conservancy, the Maine Coast Heritage Trust and other groups to protect the land. Over the past decade, groups have quietly protected more than 100,000 acres, including the lower Kennebec/Back River region and a two-mile corridor along Grand Lake Stream. Gov. King has called for a ten percent increase in the amount of public lands, and pledged to propose a new bond issue to fund the Land for Maine's Future Board. Details.
Weegar, Andrew K., "The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust brought together state and federal agencies, p" (1997). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2563.
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