"Practicum" piece arguing that the time has come for the establishment of the t
"Practicum" piece arguing that the time has come for the establishment of the the proposed 3.2-million-acre Maine Woods National Park. The author notes that forest industry jobs are declining due to improved technology and because of competition in the United States and abroad, and that industry employment is likely to decrease an additional 30 percent over the next half century. U.S. Forest Service data indicates that annual timber harvests in the Northeast exceed growth by 36 percent, threatening the region's supply with collapse. Increasing the amount of public land in Maine would result in resource protection, improve adjoining land values, and promote a more diversified economy. The author contends that the only reason not to support the national park idea is the fear that it might succesfully replace the dying paper industry.
Maine Woods National Park (Proposed), National parks and reserves
Haiss, Tory, ""Practicum" piece arguing that the time has come for the establishment of the t" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3261.