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Up for Grabs – The Battles Over Maine’s Public Lands
May 26, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join PPL and the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative on Wednesday, May 26th at 5:30pm for a presentation by author and former Maine Audubon director Thomas Urquhart on the exciting story of Maine’s Public Reserved Lands from colonial times to statehood in 1820 to the present as related in his new book Up For Grabs: Timber Pirates, Lumber Barons, and the Battles Over Maine’s Public Lands (Down East Books).
Up For Grabs: Timber Pirates, Lumber Barons, and the Battles Over Maine’s Public Lands
Each year thousands of people recreate on Maine’s Public Reserved Lands. Most of these visitors know only that the large green areas on the map promise them access to some of the state’s most magnificent places. Very few have any idea how Maine acquired them. Or that, as a conservation success, their acquisition more than rivals the celebrated purchase and gift to Maine people of Baxter State Park by Governor Percival Baxter.
Up for Grabs tells the story of Maine’s Public Reserved Lands from colonial times to statehood in 1820 to the present. With dramatic moments and colorful characters, it provides an engaging and informative history of Maine’s wildlands from exploitation to conservation and sustainable use.
About the Speaker
Former Maine Audubon director Thomas Urquhart is the author of For the Beauty of the Earth (2004). He has written extensively on Maine’s natural resources for such publications as Down East Magazine, Audubon, Habitat, and Port City Life. He lives in Falmouth, ME.
Date: Wednesday, May 26th from 5:30pm-7:00pm
Virtual Event: Full Zoom Info: For details click here