- Baxter State Park Authority
State of Maine
Of the 27,761 acres of the Baxter State Park Scientific Forest Management Area, over 19,000 acres are classified as types which are potentially vulnerable to the spruce budworm epidemic. These areas have been treated in the past to protect against the budworm to maintain the trees in a viable condition until a management program could be implemented. All or portions of the area were treated annually from 1973 to 1976. In 1979, the last year these stands were protected, reduced the acreage requiring protection to approximately 12,000 acres.