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Lengthy, detailed article about a Land Use Regulation Commission program that protects 177 remote ponds in Maine, which are defined as "inaccessible, undeveloped bodies of water with cold-water game fisheries," and are in a special management class (Management Class 6 lakes). Most are in Somerset and Piscataquis counties, but all were created by law as a special group in 1977 to protect the wild, native brook trout. A six-month survey effort by Maine Times has revealed, however, that the remote ponds are endangered, largely from logging road construction that has eroded the ponds' inaccessibility. Two and four wheel-drive and All-Terrain vehicles are being used to reach the remote ponds, fisheries rules are being violated, and trash is accumulating. With comments by people representing the Maine Audubon Society, Trout Unlimited, Great Northern Paper, Seven Islands Land Co., the Maine Warden Service, the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the Bureau of Public Lands, and the Sportsmen's Alliance of Maine among others. With statistical data, a summary of the survey report, and the names of the 31 volunteers who participated in the survey.
Lakes, Maine Land Use Regulation Commission
Austin, Phyllis, "Lengthy, detailed article about a Land Use Regulation Commission program that pr" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3335.