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Around this time of year, a strange condition starts to spread among the inhabitants of central Maine. During long summer days outside, their mouths turn blue. Along with slower-than-average hiking speed and a repetitive stooping motion, the tinted teeth can only mean one thing: wild...

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The Trust for Public Land, Mahoosuc Pathways, the Northern Forest Center, and the Bethel community today announced the protection of 980 acres of forestland in Bethel. Located only two miles from the village center, the new Bethel Community Forest will support community and economic development in the Bethel area.

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Great news from Capitol Hill: this week, the Senate passed S.47, the Natural Resources Management Act. It’s a complex package of bills addressing all kinds of projects and priorities for keeping our public lands healthy, whole, and open for people to explore—from funding search-and-rescue...

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Tucked into the rugged mountains of western Maine, the tiny village of Bethel is a quintessential mountain town. 

“Getting outside is part of everyday life for people here,” says Gabe Perkins, a lifelong Bethel resident and director of a local trails organization called...

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Winter can be a grind. Dark days of dodging puddles, shoveling driveways, and misplacing mittens—it’s enough to make you want to curl up under a blanket until April.

Tempting as that sounds, we think the best way to get through winter is to meet it head on. Studies show that playing...

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The Trust for Public Land today announced the protection of more than 10,000 acres of land along the Appalachian Trail in the mountains of Western Maine through the acquisition of conservation easements on two properties. For generations, the forests, streams and ridgelines of the Western Maine Mountains have been a favorite destination for hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, and hunting. Now, the land will be forever open to the public for these uses, which will also help to support Western Maine's growing outdoor recreation economy. Large portions of the land will continue to be managed as a working forest to support Maine's timber economy while also providing clean water and wildlife habitat, including the Northeast's most imperiled songbird, the Bicknell's Thrush.

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Mount Katahdin marks the end of many long journeys. The 5,267-foot peak is Maine’s highest point, the summit of a formidably steep and rocky climb from the nearest trailhead. The mountain is also the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, where thru-hikers culminate months of trekking long...

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The Trust for Public Land today announced an agreement to purchase a 978-acre forested parcel 2 miles from the center of Bethel to create a Community Forest. The project is a partnership with the Northern Forest Center and Mahoosuc Pathways, of Bethel, which will own the forestland on behalf of the community.

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The Trust for Public Land today announced that Bill Toomey has joined the organization as Northern New England Director. Bill will be based in Portland and oversee the nonprofit’s parks and conservation activities in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

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The Trust for Public Land and Trout Unlimited today announced the purchase of the Cold Stream forest, a 8,159-acre property near the The Forks which will provide public access and protect habitat for deer and wild brook trout, including more than 3,000 acres of deer wintering area and seven wild brook trout ponds. 

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