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Director of North Maine Woods to speak at UMFK

March 25, 2005

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The University of Maine Fort Kent's environmental speaker series will welcome Al Coperthwaite, director of The North Maine Woods organization, who will deliver a presentation entitled "A History of Cooperation", on Wednesday, April 6 at 11:00 a.m. in the Nadeau Hall teleconference room.

The North Maine Woods manages over 3.5 million acres of commercial forest land. Included within its boundaries are two of the most famous rivers of the Northeast - the St. John and the Allagash.

The concept of North Maine Woods evolved from a landowner committee organized in the mid 1960's to resolve differences between logging contractors over road use and maintenance and address the issue of a significant increase in recreational traffic. Since that time, landowners, through the organization, have coordinated the management of recreational use and access within the NMW.

This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information call Don Eno, coordinator of academic outreach at 834-7835.