Gov. Percival P. Baxter left the Baxter State Park in trust to the state, stipul
Gov. Percival P. Baxter left the Baxter State Park in trust to the state, stipulating that it should be "forever wild." A recent decision by the Baxter Park Authority to allow hunting and trapping on the newly-acquired West Branch parcel, and not to designate it a wildlife area, has critics worried that the spirit of that trust might be broken. A review of how this trust has been managed historically, with two dozen authorities having come and gone since Baxter's death. The changes in the authority depend on elections. Of its current members, Lee Perry and Chuck Gadzik supported hunting, while Attorney General Andrew Ketterer opposed it. Park Director Buzz Caverlyalls the vote "misguided."
Baxter State Park
Austin, Phyllis, "Gov. Percival P. Baxter left the Baxter State Park in trust to the state, stipul" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2909.