Related articles about how Sappi Ltd.'s plans to sell 911,000 acres of Maine's n
Related articles about how Sappi Ltd.'s plans to sell 911,000 acres of Maine's northwoods, and the potential sale of another 2.2 million acres by Great Northern has environments scrambling to find a modern-day Percival Baxter who would be willing to use his private fortune to purchase the threatened wildlands and protect them for the benefit of future generations. With the wildland philanthropy views of Richard Rockefeller, Roger Milliken Jr., and Harold Alfond. Rockefeller, a Falmouth physician, is the son of David and the late Peggy Rockefeller; Milliken, is the son of Roger Milliken, Sr., whose family is estimated to be worth $1.5 billion; and Alfond, the founder of Dexter Shoe Company, is worth an estimated $1.5 billion. Gov. Angus King hasn't determined how much of the Sappi holdings the state should purchase, but he doesn't favor the state purchasing the whole block or having parts parts of its set aside and preserved exclusively as wilderness. King believes that one Baxter State Park is enough and that the the state can work with large timber owners to preserve the land for multi-purpose use.
Forests and forestry, Land, Sappi Ltd, Alfond, Harold A, Milliken, Roger Jr, Rockefeller, Richard
Austin, Phyllis, "Related articles about how Sappi Ltd.'s plans to sell 911,000 acres of Maine's n" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3117.