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New conservation project to benefit outdoor recreation, economy
by FSM Deputy Executive Director Karin R. Tilberg, Moosehead Matters - November 19, 2013
"The Forest Society of Maine (FSM), Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, and Pine State Timberlands, are collaborating to conserve 14,000 acres of sustainably managed forests and sensitive habitats along the Appalachian Trail and the West Branch of the Pleasant River. Known as the Gulf Hagas – White Cap project, the initiative will benefit the region’s economy by conserving spectacular recreation assets and productive forestlands in the greater Moosehead Lake region."
1-minute hike: Partridge and Ducktail Ponds in Amherst
by Aislinn Sarnacki, Bangor Daily News Outdoors - November 19, 2013
"Difficulty: Moderate. The loop hike that leads to both Partridge and Ducktail ponds is approximately 3.5 miles long and includes a 0.8-mile stretch of gravel road spanning between two trailheads. The trails are fairly wide and well-marked with blue blazes, but there is a noticeable change in elevation. Rocky terrain adds to the challenge."
Carey Kish: A look at the Amherst Mountains Community Forest
Portland Press Herald, November 3, 2013
"Twenty miles east of Bangor on Route 9 in the sparsely populated town of Amherst is where you’ll find the Amherst Mountains Community Forest. This 4,974-acre tract of forestland encompasses six ponds, miles of streams, significant wetlands, a jumble of granite hills and ledges, and a half-dozen miles of hiking trails."
Community forests make a comeback in Maine
by North Cairn, Portland Press Herald - October 16, 2013
“It really is a grass-roots endeavor,” said Alan Hutchinson, executive director of the Forest Society of Maine in Bangor. “It’s (local residents) seeing that they can use the community forest to preserve the character, traditions and values of the town and guide development."
More news from the Forest Society of Maine
- Van Buren Water District easement project a model for watershed improvements, protections
by Kathryn Olmstead, special to the Bangor Daily News - September 26, 2013
- Land trust oversees special values in the Moosehead region - by FSM Director of Forestland Stewardship Jake Metzler, Moosehead Matters, September 2013
- Land conservation supports economic development in Jackman - by FSM Deputy Executive Director Karin R. Tilberg, Moosehead Matters, August 12, 2013
- Moosehead Lake conservation project makes President’s budget - by FSM Deputy Executive Director Karin R. Tilberg, Moosehead Matters, June 2013
- Water District, land trust protect clean water, public access, and habitat in Aroostook County - May 25, 2013
- Working to Conserve Watersheds and Recreation Resources - by Karin R. Tilberg, Moosehead Matters, April 9, 2013
- Forest Society of Maine: Protecting Maine's forest landscape through conservation easement - by Forests for Maine's Future Writer Joe Rankin, March 25, 2013
- Maine wetlands projects selected for grants - Portland Press Herald, January 14, 2013
- Moosehead Region is the Land of Trails - by Karin R. Tilberg, Moosehead Messenger, January 8, 2013