About the Property: The Moosehead Region Conservation Easement is the result of a state-approved concept plan for Plum Creek Timber Company’s lands around Moosehead Lake and a partnership effort between FSM, The Nature Conservancy, and the Appalachian Mountain Club. This is the largest conservation easement held by FSM and one of the largest nationally.
The easement lands are near 20 existing state-owned conservation properties on and around Moosehead Lake, creating one of the largest groupings of recreational lands in the nation. This network of conserved lands provides remarkable opportunities for nearby communities to grow their natural resource-based economies, including tourism.
In February 2016 Plum Creek merged with Weyerhaeuser Company. Easements stay in place whenever lands are sold or change owners. This means the Moosehead easement lands will continue to be managed sustainably, fish and wildlife habitats will continue to be protected, and public recreational access will continue as it has in the past.
Recreational Opportunities: Public Access, Snowmobiling, ATV access, Hiking, Hunting, Fishing, Paddling, Wildlife observation
Special to Moosehead Matters, November 2015. Conservation Easements are Forever