White Oak Inc. of St. Francis, consisting of Vernal and Pauline Nadeau and their
White Oak Inc. of St. Francis, consisting of Vernal and Pauline Nadeau and their son, Mike, purchased a wooded 574-acre lot in Haynesville in March 1995. White Oak clearcut the land, and resold it in August 1996 for $55,000. The liquidation harvesting created the largest illegal clearcut investigated since the Maine Forest Practices Act went into effect in 1991. The Nadeaus, in a settlement with the state, agreed to pay a $12,000 fine. The new owner, Alfred Negri of Houlton, plans to let the forest grow back. Details.
Clear-cutting, Fines (Penalties), Forest management
Austin, Phyllis, "White Oak Inc. of St. Francis, consisting of Vernal and Pauline Nadeau and their" (1997). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 6157.
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