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Mount Agamenticus to the Sea initiative would benefit from LMF bond

From a MPBN.net news story broadcast on May 14, 2012:

Among the projects that would benefit from the LMF bond is a conservation initiative known as “Mount A2Sea,” short for Mount Agamenticus to the Sea. The aim of the program is to protect a network of connected natural resources within a 48,000 acre area of York county in southern Maine. The ‘MountA2C’ initiative currently controls 13,000 acres of the focus area. The aim is to have a further 6,000 acres under protection by 2032. State bond money is a crucial element of the initiative, and supporters say that without it, landowners who take part in the initiative will be under increasing pressure to sell to developers.Doreen MacGillis, Executive Director of The York Land Trust

Doreen MacGillis is executive director of the York Land Trust – one of the partners in the coalition that runs the ‘Mount Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Intiative: known as “MtA2C.” She said the iniative was started in 2002 when ten partner organizations came together to define what she calls the ‘important conservation values’ within this 48,000 acre area.

“Our goal is really to protect a mosaic of connected conservation lands,” MacGillis said.

An area, said MacGillis that incudes important wildlife habitat, scenic views, drinking water supplies and recreational trails. It’s also greatest area of unfragmented coastal forest between Acadia national park and the New Jersey pine barrens.

Read the rest of the story or listen to a recording of the broadcast.

Learn more at the MtA2C page on the York Land Trust site.

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