The Trust for Public Land, partnering with the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust and the U.S. Navy, announced that more than 10,000 acres along the Appalachian Trail in the mountains of Western Maine will be protected through conservation easements acquired on two properties.
The majority of funding for the acquisition of the conservation easements came through the U.S. Navy and the Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program.
The two properties are adjacent to a Navy remote wilderness training facility. Protection of these tracts prevents incompatible development that could negatively affect the military’s training goals and overall readiness. The REPI program is geared to ensuring dual military and conservation successes in communities surrounding installations.
Last modified: July 6, 2018