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March 4, 1999 | From Associated Press
Remote blocks of privately owned Maine forest, amounting to an area bigger than Rhode Island, will be protected from development in a multimillion-dollar deal that lets the owner continue harvesting trees. The transaction is "the largest single conservation easement ever undertaken in the United States and, we believe, in the world," Gov. Angus King said Wednesday. The land is scattered through northern and western Maine in some of its most remote and wild regions.
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March 4, 1999 | From Associated Press
Remote blocks of privately owned Maine forest, amounting to an area bigger than Rhode Island, will be protected from development in a multimillion-dollar deal that lets the owner continue harvesting trees. The transaction is "the largest single conservation easement ever undertaken in the United States and, we believe, in the world," Gov. Angus King said Wednesday. The land is scattered through northern and western Maine in some of its most remote and wild regions.
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October 7, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Nearly 1 million acres of woodland in central Maine--5% of the state's forests--were sold by one timber company to another, worrying environmentalists who fear the vast tract will be cut down or sold to developers. In one of the biggest land deals in Maine history, Seattle-based Plum Creek Timber Co. agreed to pay Sappi Fine Paper North America $180 million for 905,000 acres. Environmentalists had been pressing Maine Gov.
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October 7, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Nearly 1 million acres of woodland in central Maine--5% of the state's forests--were sold by one timber company to another, worrying environmentalists who fear the vast tract will be cut down or sold to developers. In one of the biggest land deals in Maine history, Seattle-based Plum Creek Timber Co. agreed to pay Sappi Fine Paper North America $180 million for 905,000 acres. Environmentalists had been pressing Maine Gov.
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