CIU Resources: 12/8/09

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RESOURCES - Conservation Finance Forum: Lessons from Moosehead Lake 

December 8, 2009; 11 am - 12:30 pm (EST) 

Websites:

Conservation Finance Forum - a collaborative initiative which aims to bring together information resources and a community of practice around the topic of conservation finance.

Open Space Institute (OSI) - Plum Creek Report

Maine Audubon - website

Additional Resources:

LURC Concept Plan - The Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) decision on Plum Creek's proposed development on Moosehead Lake was the most extensive in LURC's history. Formal hearings have been ongoing since 2005

Even after all of that work, there are those who strongly oppose LURC's descions

"LURC approves Plum Creek plan; protesters arrested," By Kevin Miller. Bangor Daily News, September 23, 2009. (view the associated map)

Also: http://www.nrcm.org/news_detail.asp?news=3318

some who think that the decision "strikes a balance"

and some who strongly support it

What we do know are the outliines of the approved plan (view map with inset that shows the context in Maine)

http://www.nrcm.org/news_detail.asp?news=3067