Amherst Mountains Community Forest - Management Plan

The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands has completed a management plan for the Amherst Mountains Community Forest (AMCF) -- a 4,974 acre tract of forestland surrounding six ponds in the town of Amherst. The tract is within the Bureau�s Eastern Interior Management Region for which a 15-year Management Plan was developed in 2009 and 2010. As a recent acquisition, the AMCF�s Management Plan was appended to the regional plan.

Planning Process and Timeline:

Public input and knowledge of the region have helped shape this plan, which provide resource protection and management guidance for this property over a 15-year period. Early in 2010, an Advisory Committee was formed to provide additional input and to review drafts of the plan. Both an Advisory Committee meeting and a Public Scoping meeting were hosted in mid-March to review available information and solicit ideas on management issues that should be addressed in a draft plan. A first draft of the Plan was developed in early April to be reviewed by the Advisory Committee and members of the interested public. After considering feedback on the first draft, the Bureau developed a final draft plan in June. A public meeting was held on this proposed plan in July. After an official comment period, the final plan was prepared for review and adoption by the Commissioner and adopted December 10, 2010.

Download Final Amherst Mountains Community Forest Management Plan

Meeting Notices, Meeting Minutes, Related Documents:

Date and Time Headline Location Additional Information
July 13, 2010 6:00 PM Final Draft Public Meeting - AMCF Bangor Motor Inn & Conference Center - 701 Hogan Road, Bangor Final Draft Public Meeting Invitation
Meeting Notes
June 3, 2010 Focus Group Meeting in Amherst Amherst Town Hall Meeting Notes
April 26, 2010 2:30 PM Advisory Committee Meeting - AMCF Bangor Motor Inn & Conference Center, 701 Hogan Rd., Bangor Meeting Agenda
Meeting Notes
March 17, 2010 2:30 PM Advisory Committee Meeting - AMCF Bangor Motor Inn & Conference Center, 701 Hogan Rd., Bangor Meeting Agenda
Meeting Notes
March 17, 2010
6:30 PM
Public Meeting - AMCF Bangor Motor Inn & Conference Center, 701 Hogan Rd., Bangor Public Meeting Invitation
Slide Presentation
Meeting Notes
Related Documents - AMCF AMCF - Regional Map
Advisory Committee Membership
Resource Allocation System - Summary Handout

For more information:

Kathy Eickenberg
Chief of Planning, Acquisitions & Special Services
Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
22 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 287-4911