The conflicting demands of hunters, fishing enthusiasts, snowmobilers, kayakers,
The conflicting demands of hunters, fishing enthusiasts, snowmobilers, kayakers, dirt bikers, hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers, wilderness lovers, and even motorized wheelchair users will be addressed as the state Bureau of Parks and Lands develops a new Integrated Resource Policy (IRP) for managing the state's public lands, parks, and historic sites. In fiscal 1998, 71 percent of the $3 million public lands budget came from stumpage revenues---timber harvested on the lands---but currently the recreational value of standing trees might outweigh their harvest value in some areas. The IRP looks at one public reserved unit or park at a time, and some say it should take a comprehensive approach to the whole public lands system. An advisory committee helping to revise the IRP has held three meetings, will give their recommendations in 1999, hold four public meetings, and then await
Austin, Phyllis, "The conflicting demands of hunters, fishing enthusiasts, snowmobilers, kayakers," (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3149.