It’s time to create the Maine Woods National Monument and I heartily encourage President Obama to make the designation.
For over ten years, I have been filming, photographing and learning about the land, people, and rich history of the Maine Woods, a place I love. Today, thanks to a benefactor’s generous offer to donate 87,500 acres plus a $40 million operating endowment, we have the opportunity to create a new jewel in the national park system, a wilderness park in the heart of the magnificent Maine Woods.
Amidst the millions of acres of the Maine Woods lie the Penobscot East Branch Lands, rich in historical, cultural and natural features. Bordered on the west by Baxter State Park with the East Branch of the Penobscot River running through its heart, the area includes amazing opportunities for traditional outdoor activities. One of the arguments against the creation of a national park has been “there’s nothing there worthy of a park.” I respectfully beg to differ. This film is my answer to that statement. The lands are worthy and it’s time to embrace efforts to create the park.
This experiential film allows you to experience the sights and sounds of the lands proposed for the Maine Woods National Monument. PLEASE SHARE with others and voice your support for the new Maine Woods National Monument.