Western Mountains

The Bureau of Parks and Lands has adopted a 15-year management plan for parks and lands in the Western Mountains Region of Maine.

Map of the Western Mountains Region - PDF (2MB)

Executive Summary of the Plan - PDF (3MB)

Western Mountains Region Management Plan - PDF (13MB)

Here's the plan divided into sections for easier download:

Introductory sections - PDF (2MB)

Grafton and Mahoosuc section - PDF (6MB)

Rangeley Region sections - PDF (4MB)

Appendices - PDF (248KB)

Summary of the Public Process:

Public Scoping Meetings were held:

An advisory committee was formed:

The advisory committee is made up of individuals who know the resources of the area or can provide specific guidance on the needs and desires of certain user groups.

The first advisory committee meeting was held from 1pm to 4pm on March 25, 2010 at the University of Maine in Farmington Olsen Student Center, North Dining Hall Rm B

Minutes - MS Word Doc (2.56MB)

A second advisory committee meeting was held Sept 7, 2010 at the University of Maine, Farmington to receive feedback on the first draft of the Plan.

Minutes - PDF (26KB)

A focus meeting on trails in Grafton and Mahoosuc was held on October 14, 2010 from 1pm to 3pm at the Newry Town Office. 

Minutes - PDF (57KB)

A Public Meeting on the final draft of the plan was held December 14, 2010 from 5:30 to 8pm at the University of Maine Farmington Thomas Auditorium. Additionally, a written comment period was held from November 20 to December 24, 2010.

Minutes - PDF (18KB)

Natural Resources Inventories were recently conducted by the Maine Natural Areas Program in preparation for the planning process:

For more information:

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