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Maine Legislature Kills Anti-Park Bill

MaineEnvironmentalNews April 10, 2014 BREAKING: Maine Legislature Kills Anti-Park Bill By Jym St. Pierre The Maine House of Representatives on Thursday put the final nail in the coffin of a bill introduced late in the legislative session by State Senator … Continue reading

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Why Maine Wilderness Matters by Jym St. Pierre

The Maine Woods Spring 2014 Why Maine wilderness matters By Jym St. Pierre Because Maine is located half-way between the Equator and the North Pole, because the state stretches from the mountains to the sea, and because people have lived … Continue reading

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Mining Testimony of Jym St. Pierre – Feb 24, 2014

TESTIMONY OF JAMES A. ST. PIERRE MAINE DIRECTOR, RESTORE: THE NORTH WOODS TO THE ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE IN OPPOSITION TO LD 1772 RESOLVE, REGARDING LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF CHAPTER 200: METALLIC MINERAL EXPLORATION, ADVANCED EXPLORATION AND MINING, A LATE-FILED … Continue reading

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Caring for the North Woods – an editorial in The Times Record, Jan 13, 2014

Caring for the North Woods To the Editor: As a state, we are letting our vast north woods be destroyed and harming the natural cycle of things in the forest. Some people say that we need to keep a working … Continue reading

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Animated Appeal

We encourage you to listen to what this cartoon moose has to say about the proposed Maine Woods National Park and Preserve.

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Maine Woods Major Threats Map 2013

Click here to download high-resolution copy of Maine Woods Major Threats Map  Click here to download a high-resolution Maine Woods Major Threats Map Text Legend

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Bangor Daily: New Hampshire investor in torrefied wood has drawn more than $142M in tax breaks, state loan – 10/28/13

By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff Cate Street Capital had never before run a paper mill, and arguably the company’s biggest reason for coming to Maine is to try a commercially untested technology without contractually guaranteed customers or suppliers. But … Continue reading

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Kennebec Journal, Letter to the Editor: North Woods still qualify for national park status – 10/16/13

The letter (“Does North Woods meet criteria for national park?,” Sept. 28) asking whether the national park proposed by Roxanne Quimby has “natural characteristics” that qualify it for National Park System designation, raises fair questions. In 1937, a reconnaissance team … Continue reading

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Bangor Daily News: National parks’ closure underscores their significance – 10/9/13

The shutdown of our national government, driven by an extremist minority in the U.S. Congress, is economically reckless and, ultimately, politically self-defeating. For those of us who love our public open spaces, it is especially maddening to watch the more … Continue reading

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Good news in Maine points to a brighter future on several fronts

Alan Caron: Good news in Maine points to a brighter future on several fronts Advancements in education and the North Woods deserve to be widely celebrated. We’ve had some terrific good news in Maine over the last few weeks. The … Continue reading

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