Maine Tackles 2 Million Acre Conservation Project


Moose River

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Earlier this fall, the Nature Conservancy, the Forest Society of Maine, and the Appalachian Mountain Club, added 10,000 acres to previously protected parcels near the town of Jackman, Maine. This acquisition is a small, but significant contribution to a conservation project which envisions the protection of two million acres of forested land in Northern Maine. The project will cost an estimated $30 million.

The acquisition comes after 25 years of work to protect the significant ecological features in the area. The Jackman landscape includes ecologically sensitive areas such as the Moose River, the No. 5 Mountain, and the No. 5 bog. The area, which will be called the Moose River--No. 5 Preserve, is valuable for its regional biodiversity, timber stands, and role in drawing eco-tourism and recreation to the region.

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