- Kellett, Michael J.
The Wilderness Society: Northeast Region
Concerned that this priceless Maine Woods heritage might be lost, The Wilderness Society in 1988 began serious discussions with organizations and individuals in Maine on how the remote, undeveloped character of the region could be preserved for the present and future benefit of the people of Maine and the country. This report, the result of a year of meetings and study, outlines the resources and traditional uses at stake, threats to those resources, and options for protecting them.
We believe the threats to the Maine Woods heritage are real, and that now is the time to act. Through this paper, we hope to increase public awareness of the significance of the region, call attention to the threats to this great resource, stimulate debate on the many options for responding to these threats, and help build a consensus for taking the actions necessary to permanently protect the beauty and integrity of the region.