"News & Issues" piece on the sale of 8,500 acres of carefully managed timberland
"News & Issues" piece on the sale of 8,500 acres of carefully managed timberland owned by the Lavalley family of Sanford. Conservationists fear it will be liquidated--logged as heavily as the law permits and then sold to developers. The family--some 27 descendants of the original sawmill owner--have rejected an offer from someone who would have continued to manage the timber. Fortin & Redmond, a Maine liquidation logging company, said the asking price virtually guarantees that the buyer will heavily log the land, a prospect that Phil, one of the Lavalleys, says makes him heartsick. With details on the dubious reputation of Fortin & Redmond, whom some see as the likely buyer.
Forests and forestry, Lumber and lumbering
Burnett, Lee, ""News & Issues" piece on the sale of 8,500 acres of carefully managed timberland" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4432.
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