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RadioActive 1/29/09

Producers/Hosts: Amy Browne & Meredith DeFrancesco

Segment 1: Maureen Drouin from Maine Conservation Voters talks about Maine’s Environmental Priorities Coalition– 27 environmental, conservation and public health organizations that have come together to set priorities for legislation to address climate change, mercury, pesticides, energy efficiency and protection of Maine’s land and rivers. (FMI:

Segment 2: Landowners and hunters in the Greenville area are reporting that Plum Creek Corporation is cutting near important winter deer yards, threatening the deer population in the area.  Charlie Baker’s family has lived in the area for generations.  We spoke with him by phone earlier today from his home in Shirley, Maine.

Segment 3: Concerned local landowners and hunters have approached the environmental group, Native Forest Network, hoping to find a way to prevent further destruction.   Ryan Clarke of the Native Forest Network joins us to talk about what that group is doing about the situation.  (FMI:  [email protected])

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; [email protected]; [email protected];