In South Portland, on the evening of Wednesday, November 14th from 6-8pm, the National Park Service will host a public meeting to discuss the on-going management planning process at Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument (“the Monument”).
Maine Audubon will be there and we hope that you will be there too.
The Monument is a special place, with habitat for over 75 bird species including migratory forest birds that depend on the area as their primary breeding habitat, 30 miles of rivers and streams including brook trout and Atlantic salmon habitat, and mature forest habitat structure that supports wildlife like American marten. Maine Audubon will advocate for management that conserves these natural resource values, including:
- Ensure protection of high value fish and wildlife habitat, including waterfowl and wading bird habitat and Atlantic salmon habitat.
- Manage the forest over time to promote predominantly structurally complex, multi-aged mature forest stands which support breeding forest birds, American marten, and other wildlife.
- Complete a natural resource inventory in advance of allowing recreational or other activity that could adversely impact important resources.
- Honor the intent of the Monument’s Proclamation by managing the west side of the Monument as a national park and allow more recreational uses on the east side.
- Limit the number and extent of new roads and use “StreamSmart” principles wherever roads cross streams.
Please consider being a part of this important conversation as an advocate for the Monument’s outstanding natural resources.
If you are unable to attend in person and would like to submit comments, or would like to sign up for the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument newsletter, please email Superintendent Tim Hudson at KAWW_Superintendent@nps.gov.
- Wednesday Nov. 14
- Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks / 200 Sable Oaks Dr, South Portland, ME 04106