Maine Trying To Decide If 70,000 Acres With Nothing But Trees On It Is A State Park Or Just More Maine

The idea of establishing a Maine Woods National Park has sparked conflict in the Katahdin area since it was first introduced almost 20 years ago. Recently, the man who oversees the park service came to Millinocket to witness the debate first hand. U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he hasn’t taken a position on a second national park in Maine. But his mere presence suggests that, despite widespread opposition from elected officials and others, the federal government is willing to explore the possibility. Roxanne Quimby, wealthy founder of Burt’s Bees and land conservationist wants to give 70,000 pristine acres between Baxter State Park and the east branch of the Penobscot River to the federal government for a national park. (read more at Seacoast Online)