According to Steve Curtis, southern regional manager for the Bureau of Parks and
According to Steve Curtis, southern regional manager for the Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL), an area at the summit of 4,029-foot Old Speck in the Mahoosuc range has been clearcut to make it safe for a helicopter to land in conjunction with restoration of the peak's fire tower, and to yield better views of the two peaks of Baldpate Mountain to the north. But the Appalachian Mountain Club's White Mountains trails supervisor, Dave Salisbury, said neither he nor the the Appalachian Trail Conference, which oversees trail management, were informed of the project beforehand. BPL Deputy Director Herb Hartman said the project does not reflect a new policy of providing better views on peaks in state parks.
Austin, Phyllis, "According to Steve Curtis, southern regional manager for the Bureau of Parks and" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3353.