"Main Street" piece on the decline of the Allagash regional economy and plans th
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"Main Street" piece on the decline of the Allagash regional economy and plans that might attract tourists to the area. One plan, developed by University of Maine at Fort Kent history professor Roger Paradis in 1994, generated a lot of enthusiasm but nothing happened. Last fall, the state prepared a new management plan for the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, which Ted Koffman, a College of the Atlantic ecology professor, believes could help to solve the region's economic problems, though residents are angry because they believe the plan would deny them the use and access they claim as a birthright. Paradis' idea of a living woods village that would tell the story of the Allagash, and the state's new plan which could result in jobs to protect the area's wilderness attributes, might turn the economy around. Other ideas abound including the development of a local information hotline, advertising on the internet, and even a new national park proposal, but there is also much disagreement and little hope of consensus.
Allagash Wilderness Waterway
Austin, Phyllis, ""Main Street" piece on the decline of the Allagash regional economy and plans th" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3029.
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