"News & Issues" piece on Bureau of Parks and Lands Director Tom Morrison's propo
"News & Issues" piece on Bureau of Parks and Lands Director Tom Morrison's proposal to remove law enforcement authority from park personnel, which has been delayed due to conflicting opinions within the bureau. For years, state law has given managers and rangers police supervision over parks, historic sites and the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. Morrison said opinion is split three ways, one-third preferring to eliminate law enforcement power, one-third wanting to keep the authority but not wanting to spend a lot of time on enforcement, and one-third favoring the status quo. Meanwhile, the Legislature has decided to hold over a bill to arm forest rangers, a move that would cost the state $400,000.
Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
Austin, Phyllis, ""News & Issues" piece on Bureau of Parks and Lands Director Tom Morrison's propo" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3589.