Karin Tilberg, Deputy Executive Director of the Forest Society of Maine, and Simon Rucker, Executive Director of the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust, will talk about the amazing array of conservation lands in the greater Moosehead Lake and Hundred Mile Wilderness Regions. Projects discussed will include: the Gulf Hagas/Whitecap/Pleasant River Initiative, which was completed at the end of 2016; earlier projects such as the Mount Kineo Land for Maine’s Future project, the protection of Big Spencer Mountain, the Seboomook and West Branch lands Forest Legacy projects, the Moosehead Region Conservation Easement, the Little W Project at the north end of Moosehead Lake; and many others. This incredible array of conservation, determination, devotion and generosity by so many individuals, organizations, and local, state and federal leaders has led to over one million acres of conservation, open lands, recreational trails, and ecological reserves to benefit us now and for future generations.
The program will be held in the gym of the former Monson elementary school. This is a cost-free event. We hope to see you there!