"Cover Story" piece on Wagner Forest Management of Lyme, N.H. and Bangor, Maine,


Phyllis Austin


Maine Times




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"Cover Story" piece on Wagner Forest Management of Lyme, N.H. and Bangor, Maine, the largest land overseer in the Northeast, and its chairman, Hank Swan. Wagner's Maine territory covers 1.75 million acres held for generations by paper company giants like Bowater/Great Northern, International Paper, Georgia-Pacific and Diamond Occidental. Swan says his company can provide enlightened leadership, practice sustainable forestry, manage for high-quality timber and act as a responsible steward. To ensure protection of the most publicly valuable lands, Swan is working for the sale of conservation easements, which can bring up to $100 an acre and help defray land acquisition costs. He says his long-term goal would be to have all the lands Wagner manages under Sustainable Forestry Initiative principles. With Swan's position on property rights, public access and forest practices. Also with related articles on day-use fees, Wagner's rapid growth, and 440,000 acres of Georgia-Pacific land in Washington County, which was purchased by a group of investors including Yale University's pension fund and McDonald Investment of Birmingham, Alabama.


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