"News & Issues" piece on Sappi's recent sale of nearly one million acres of Main
"News & Issues" piece on Sappi's recent sale of nearly one million acres of Maine forest land to Plum Creek Timber of Seattle for $180 million. The article is critical of Gov. Angus King's failure to purchase outright or even secure conservation easements on about 150,000 acres. Sappi agreed to negotiate for easements on only 1,908 acres, or .2 percent of its land holdings. King's negotiating team includes key advisors Sue Bell and Kay Rand, and Bureau of Public Lands officials Tom Morrison and Ralph Knoll. Kent Wommack, executive director of The Nature Conservancy, and Jay Espy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust are also included because of the financial capacity of their organizations. Jym St. Pierre of Restore: The Maine Woods, said there's still room for optimism that the state can work with Plum Creek to obtain protection for more land.
Forests and forestry, Land, Sappi Ltd
Austin, Phyllis, ""News & Issues" piece on Sappi's recent sale of nearly one million acres of Main" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3289.
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