Keeping a Way of Life; Trails and Wildlife for Future Generations

Public Forum at the Rangeley School, March 20th

The High Peaks Alliance will present its third public forum on the issue “Keeping a Way of Life: Trails and Wildlife for Future Generations” at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 7-8:30 PM.  The purpose of the forum series is to get local people involved in helping shape the future of the High Peaks region.

At previous forums held in Phillips and Rangeley, the Alliance introduced the idea of a High Peaks National Wildlife Refuge as a new conservation opportunity that can protect future public access for planned trail systems, hunting, fishing, and other wildlife-related activities.  In Carrabassett Valley, High Peaks Alliance will present a short slide show introducing the wildlife refuge proposal, Senator Tom Saviello will moderate a local panel focused on questions posed by the audience, and the forum will conclude with the opportunity for audience comments. One topic of particular interest will be a discussion of advance planning for the future of the four major regional trail systems serving snowmobilers, ATV riders, cross-country skiers, hikers and mountain bikers. The forum is co-sponsored locally by Maine’s High Peaks and the Flagstaff Area Business Association.

High Peaks Alliance is a group of local hunters, snowmobilers, ATV riders, hikers, and guides, dedicated to protecting traditional public recreation access in Franklin County’s High Peaks region. Visit www.highpeaksalliance.org for more information about the Alliance and its activities, including the forum series and the People and Wildlife conservation opportunity.

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