"Cover Story" piece on managing public lands in Maine, which are being rapidly a
"Cover Story" piece on managing public lands in Maine, which are being rapidly acquired. Funds to manage the tens of thousands of acres of remote territory is scarce and post-acquisition costs have become a major issue, according to Mark DesMeules, executive director of the Land for Maine's Future Board, and Ralph Knoll, a supervisor with the Bureau of Parks and Lands. These costs include public access, recreation, endangered species and remote ponds protection, wilderness creation, liability insurance coverage, and possible future legal violations on the property. With special focus on the $34 million West Branch Project, which will place 657,000 acres under the state's management for access, recreation and more. Also with ideas for raising more money for outdoor projects.
Austin, Phyllis, ""Cover Story" piece on managing public lands in Maine, which are being rapidly a" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4999.