"News & Issues" piece on a historic deal that would create state ecological rese
"News & Issues" piece on a historic deal that would create state ecological reserves. The proposal, first raised as part of the defeated forest compact in 1996, has the support of environmentalists, sportsmen and scientists. And the Legislature's Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee endorsed the bill on Jan. 14. It would limit to 15 percent the total amount of land held by the Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) that could be set aside as reserved. A 1998 report by the Maine Forest Biodiversity Project identified 34 potential reserves on BPL lands covering 179,000 acres. The largest ecological reserves would be 10,000 acres in the Bigelow range and 9,199 acres in the Nahmakanta Lake area.
Bills, Legislative, Ecological reserves
Austin, Phyllis, ""News & Issues" piece on a historic deal that would create state ecological rese" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4072.