Apr 8, 2008

Sears Island wetland kill mitigated on Ducktrap River shoreline

According to the April 8 edition of Maine State Planning Office's Weekly Highlights (pdf) the state planning office's Land for Maine's Future division has just spent the funds from the Sears Island Consent Decree, buying the Emery property: (photo) 200 feet of Ducktrap River shoreline, totalling two acres, to protect resident Atlantic Salmon spawning and juvenile habitat of that stretch of the river. Protecting the river's salmon habitat has been an ongoing process.

Here's the entry from the April 8th edition:

"SEARS ISLAND MITIGATION FUND. The Emery Parcel, Lincolnville, Waldo County. The
Land for Maine’s Future Program is responsible for administering other funds. Working
in partnership with the Coastal Mountains Land Trust, who pre-acquired this parcel,
LMF administered Sears Island Consent Decree funds to enable the Maine Department
of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife to acquire this 2.11 acre parcel. It was acquired to protect
Atlantic salmon habitat along 200’ of the Ducktrap River as well as to provide road
access to adjacent conserved lands. CONTACT: Steve Brooke at 287-6736 or Steve
Brooke or Tim Glidden at 287-1487 or Tim Glidden."

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