Northern Forest News Digest

Maine Conservation Commissioner Seeks to Create Natural Resources 'Almanac'
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Maine
By: Susan Sharon
Since 1973 the Maine Department of Conservation has had as its mission to promote stewardship and ensure the balanced use of Maine's land, forest, water and mineral resources. Commissioner William Beardsley, who's been on the job for less than a year, is taking that mission to heart. He's putting together an inventory of Maine's natural resources--everything from uranium to potential hydro-power--and he plans to make it available to policymakers and the public for future land use planning and more.
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