The view of Katahdin in the photo is from the east, the site of possible hideous wind "farms" which would destroy one of the greatest views in the northeast, if not the entire U.S. When the so called environmental groups lobbied for the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, the towns to the east of Katahdin were promised an economic boom from tourism to the monument as they would be the "gateway communities". Millinocket, already the gateway community to Baxter State Park for the vast majority of Baxter's visitors, was NOT to also be a gateway community for Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument as, once again, the towns to the east were the ones to reap those rewards. These were towns such as Stacyville, Sherman and Patten most closely, but also Island Falls, Benedicta, Mount Chase and other towns in the relatively "undiscovered" eastern and northeast lands. This new land acquisition is touted below as providing "much-needed southern access to the national monument from the towns of Millinocket and East Millinocket".
REALLY? MUCH-NEEDED? How is this much-needed? That is certainly a valid question for the previously mentioned eastern towns promised the economic rewards for being gateway communities to Katahdin Woods and Waters. Another question would be wind-related: "Is the surprise new access from Millinocket needed to keep tourists away from the potential horrible wind blight planned by the shysters for these eastern towns? A blight of one of the greatest views in the country, Katahdin from the east?
Do the wind developers and their cronies on Wall Street and Augusta expect to simply slide useless wind turbines into Katahdin's east lands without notice or opposition? People the world over have awakened to the lie of the wind "farm" panacea.
Trust for Public Land picks up 31,000 acres adjacent to tribal lands, national monument
Maine Public | By Susan Sharon
Published December 27, 2022 at 10:55 AM EST
The Trust for Public Land has purchased just over 31,000 acres adjacent to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. It's the nonprofit's largest acquisition in Maine, but the group's goal is to hold onto it temporarily.
Using loans to complete the purchase of the property, the Trust for Public Land will raise $32 million to cover those costs and find new owners.
TPL's Maine State Program Director Betsy Cook says the parcel is in the heart of the Penobscot Nation's ancestral homeland and also adjacent to land the tribe owns. It's described as having productive forestland as well as diverse fish and wildlife habitat, 53 miles of rivers and streams and recreational trails.
Cooks says it also provides much-needed southern access to the national monument from the towns of Millinocket and East Millinocket.
In a written statement, TPL says it will work with communities connected to the land, outdoor advocates and others to consider long-term outcomes for the property that protect it as a "recreational, economic and cultural resource."
The land will remain open to the public and TPL will continue to pay its property taxes.
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