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  •  Forest preservation is important (1+ / 0-)
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    and the Maine Woods are a treasure. But they're also an important part of the economy here. It's a delicate balance.

    Support a Progressive Dem from Maine for US Senate! www.bellowsforsenate.com

    by Illegitimi non carborundum on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 12:56:36 PM PST

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    •  if monument is too far a bridge, then I'd settle (0+ / 0-)

      for a national Forest, since unlike the NPS mission of preservation and strict conservation, a national forest allows  multiple useage. its in Agriculture rather than Interior. Although if I had my druthers, Parks, Forests and Fish and Wildlife would be in the same department- Conservation. FDR proposed creating  a Department of Conservation in 1936 that would have merged Forests with the Parks, but Congress said no.

    •  Maine is not the west, where much of the land (1+ / 0-)
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      is under federal management or ownership. Almost all the land in Maine is privately owned.

      Think about that a bit.

      Efforts to create a new national park here of just 75,000 acres have created a turmoil - and this proposal would be to turn land owned by an individual (Roxanne Quimby) over to federal management. A quit claim.

      Bellows has many positions that differ strongly from those held by Collins. Let's focus on those.

      Form follows function -- Louis Sullivan

      by Spud1 on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 08:24:14 PM PST

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