Wolfe Tone supports land trusts and conservation efforts throughout the state. Over the past few years, he has been engaged in the “Crocker project,” to purchase and protect 12,000 acres in the high peaks of Carrabassett Valley.
In March 2011, The Trust for Public Land protected two working forest properties totaling more than 7,000 acres in the Millinocket region of Maine, just east of the iconic Baxter State Park, where TPL protected Katahdin Lake in 2006.
Descending to the southeast from the 4,180-foot crest of Old Speck
Mountain, one of Maine's highest peaks, the Grafton Notch project
forever protects 3,688 acres of stunning landscape in one of New
England's premier hiking areas.
Pristine and scenic Katahdin Lake has been coveted by conservationists for generations. Since 1921, when Maine Governor Percival Baxter identified the Lake as a critical piece of the Park that bears his name, this parcel of old growth forests and dramatic vistas had eluded all conservation efforts.
Working from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land helps communities raise funds, conduct research and planning, acquire and protect land, and design and renovate parks, playgrounds, trails, and gardens.