"News & Issues" piece on the effort to protect the largely undeveloped shoreline
"News & Issues" piece on the effort to protect the largely undeveloped shoreline on Lake Umbagog in the 16,700-acre Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, which lies in both Maine and New Hampshire. By the end of July, 2,000 acres will be purchased from Rumford-based Mead, using $1.8 million from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. The property includes 10 miles of shoreline on Sunday Cove and the Magalloway River, which feeds into Umbagog. Refuge manager Paul Casey said there are still six miles of shoreline in Maine to be acquired. Owner Yankee Forest, a group of private investors, is interested in selling the acreage and Wagner Forest Management, which oversees the property, is negotiating a deal with the refuge. Dave Houghton of the Trust for Public Land predicted that the U.S. Congress will appropriate $2-$3 million to buy the Yankee Forest land.
Lake Umbagog, Land use
Austin, Phyllis, ""News & Issues" piece on the effort to protect the largely undeveloped shoreline" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3658.