Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New National Park in Maine?

Maine is already home to one of the first national parks on the East Coast, Acadia National Park, but for the last 15 years plans have been in the works to establish another national park (bigger than Yellowstone and Yosemite combined) in the undeveloped northern region of the state. The group RESTORE, along with individuals such as photographer Tom Szelog have long supported the creation of such a national park.

Others, however, are less thrilled at the prospect of the increase of visitation that would occur with the creation of a national park. Some residents and landowners in the area propose conservation easements as a better solution to preserve Maine's northern woods in their current state of wilderness.

What do you think?

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