Third in a four-part series on the Baxter Park Authority, discussing various dec
Third in a four-part series on the Baxter Park Authority, discussing various decisions of made by the park authority in the 1980s that seemingly violated Percival Baxter's wish that the park remain "forever wild." Those decisions included overcutting in the Scientific Management Area, in the park's northern area; allowing the use of snowmobiles; a second attempt to introduce caribou, following a failed effort in 1963, which Baxter allegedly said should not be repeated; and the authority's decision to allowing the continuation of luxury camps at Kidney Pond. With a related article about 95-year-old Austin Wilkins, forest commissioner for 44-years, who served on the park authority for five years, from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. (Third in a series of four articles about the Baxter State Park Authority.)
Baxter State Park
Austin, Phyllis, "Third in a four-part series on the Baxter Park Authority, discussing various dec" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2938.