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    A land swap between Burt's Bee's Roxanne Quimby and a Maine timberland owner announced today protects critical lands east of Baxter State Park. For details open:

    http://www.meepi.org/files05/pa102505.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by weary
    A land swap between Burt's Bee's Roxanne Quimby and a Maine timberland owner announced today protects critical lands east of Baxter State Park. For details open:
    http://www.meepi.org/files05/pa102505.htm
    that's awesome, thanks for posting, weary. it restores my faith that if people can use a little creativity in conflict resolving, they can benefit all parties involved.

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    Thanks for the link, Weary,

    While Roxanne Quimby is the real hero in this, from a hiking perspective I found it facinating that Dick Anderson (who I have heard of for his efforts in establishing the International Appalachian Trail) played a role. I also liked Ms. Quimby's statement "the land did the talking".

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    That's great. We need more people like Quimby and willing partners such as Gardner along the AT and other National Scenic Trails.

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    Good news, from an excellent reporter and praiseworthy organization.
    Kudos to Phyllis Austin and the Maine Environmental Policy Institute www.meepi.org.
    Points of reference: the upper left corner of the map is just below BSP's north gate, the top to bottom dotted line of the left of the map is the Park Boundry, and Katahdin's Baxter Peak is about six miles west of the letter T in "T3 R8 WELS".
    I can't figure out from where the photo on the open ledges was taken. From Deasley's fire tower, looking south across Wassataquoik towards Katahdin Lake?
    Teej

    "[ATers] represent three percent of our use and about twenty percent of our effort," retired Baxter Park Director Jensen Bissell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ aka Teej
    Good news, from an excellent reporter and praiseworthy organization.
    I can't figure out from where the photo on the open ledges was taken. From Deasley's fire tower, looking south across Wassataquoik towards Katahdin Lake?
    Wherever that photo from the ledges was taken that is a heck of a view. That would be worth a hike someday.

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