Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Ecologist and Open Space Advocate George Wuerthner commenting on the ongoing effort that he and RESTORE THE NORTH WOODS(Michael Kellett and Jim St. Pierre) have made seeking to create a new MAINE WOODS STATE PARK..................With former Bert Bees owner Roxanne Quimby and her ELLIOTSVILLE PLANTATION INC. transferring over 87,000 acres of land to the Federal Government on Tuesday, the "bells seem to ringing" in advance of a likely President Obama Executive Order creating a new NORTH WOODS NATIONAL MONUMENT..............As NY Yankee Hall of Fame Catcher always said: "It's not over till its over".................Nonetheless,I am going to go out on the limb hoping that this Monument will indeed become a reality, "tipping my hat" to Mr, Kellett, Mr. St. Pierre and Mr.Wuerthner---All who I now call a friend and who work tirelessly for the rewilding of our Country.............As George put it recently, "There is no place else outside of Alaska where so much land is essentially undeveloped, though not entirely untouched, and some want to keep it that way by creating a 3.2-million-acre Maine Woods National Park".............This Quimby charter donation of land could one day morph out large enough to restore the Eastern Wolf, Puma, Caribou, Elk and Atlantic Salmon,,,,,, large enough to expand the toehold habitat that the Lnyx has carved out in the state
Bangor Daily News
Posted Aug. 23, 2016, at 12:59 p.m.
Posted by Rick Meril at 10:04 PM