Talk of the Towns 6/26/09

Producer/Host: Ron Beard
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: Balancing Act- Promoting and Protecting Maine’s Outdoor Legacy
Guest: Patrick McGowan, Commissioner, Maine Department of Conservation

How would you describe Maine’s outdoor legacy– is it accurate to say that the Department of Conservation mission contains a balancing act–to promote the use of Maine’s outdoors and to protect those resources, part of it’s “quality of place”? What are the main functions of the Department of Conservation and how is it organized?