August 04, 2020

Conservation panel plans clear-cut forum

The Down East Resource Conservation & Development Council will hold a public forum Saturday, June 8, in Ellsworth on the November referendum proposal to ban clear-cutting and impose other restrictions on timber harvesting in the unorganized territories.

The forum will be from noon to 4 p.m. at the Ellsworth High School auditorium. State Sen. Jill Goldthwait, I-Bar Harbor, will moderate.

Panelists will be Charles Fitzgerald, chairman of the referendum campaign; Jensen Bissell, chief forester at Baxter State Park and co-chairman of a Society of American Foresters task force on the referendum; and Robin Smith, regional land manager in eastern and central Maine for the state Bureau of Parks and Lands.

For more information, call Dana Nelson at 546-2368 or William Butler at 584-5311.

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