Year Conserved: 2021
About the Property: The Fish River Conservation Easement conserves permanent working forestland on nearly 17,000 acres adjacent to Mud Lake, Cross Lake, Carry Pond, Little California Pond, and Square Lake in Aroostook County. The easement ensures unique natural habitats are conserved and wildlife habitat is maintained, that these lands can continue to be sustainably managed forests, and creates a permanent right of pedestrian public access across these lands. These lakes are popular with fishermen, boaters, and other recreationists. The Fish River Conservation Easement was developed during a public process as part of the Fish River Chain of Lakes Concept Plan developed by Irving Woodlands and approved in late 2019 by the Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC).
Recreational Opportunities: Fishing, boating, hunting, camping, snowmobiling, wildlife observation, and more
Project Partners: JD Irving, Limited – Woodlands Division