RadioActive 6/12/08

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Topic: The last time we reported on Plum Creek’s proposal for a massive development in the Moosehead Lake region, the Land Use Regulatory Commission (LURC)—which oversees the unorganized territories of Maine— had just concluded a series of public hearings.    The next step was for LURC to take the comments and new information into account as they considered whether they would give their approval to Plum Creek’s plans.  Since that time they have come back with some recommendations for changes, and opened another comment period.    And today the Natural Resources Council of Maine, and Maine Audubon released suggestions for changes to help protect the Lily Bay area.

Logan Perkins and Ryan Clarke of the Native Forest Network join me in the studio, and Alan Bray, a resident of Sangerville, joins us by phone, with an update on Plum Creek’s development scheme for the Moosehead Lake Region.

Where is the Big Wilson old growth and how does it figure into Plum Creek’s plans?
Describe the area and what would be lost if it was logged or developed.  How can people join a hiking tour of the area?
What is the Native Forest Network’s  position— do LURC’s proposed changes address any of the concerns your group has about Plum Creek’s proposal?
What is the response to NRCM and Audubon’s Lily Bay proposal, released earlier today?

FMI: Logan Perkins, 207-615-5158; nfnmaine@gmail.com; savebigwilsonoldgrowth@blogspot.com; www.nrcm.org

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