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Conservation Initiatives

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Tuesday, 07 July 2009 15:37
Wagner has been a leading partner in conservation efforts over the past three decades, participating in over 70 conservation initiatives that have conveyed more than 400,000 acres into direct conservation ownership and placed over 700,000 acres under working forest conservation easements.  This adds up to an area larger than Rhode Island!

Following is just a sample of Wagner’s past conservation projects:

20,000-Acre Forest – Cranberry Lake area – New York
  • 1990.  Working forest and public access conservation easement purchased by New York State, encompassing 19,300 acres within the Adirondack Park.

Northeast Kingdom Forest Legacy parcel – Vermont
  • 1996.  Working forest and public access conservation easement, encompassing 31,450 acres in northeastern Vermont.

Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge – northern New Hampshire and western Maine
  • Dating back to 1997, Wagner has been involved in a string of transactions totaling over 12,000 acres that have allowed the Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge to protect its core holdings around Lake Umbagog and important habitats in the surrounding watershed.

Belgrade Region Conservation Alliance – Kennebec Highlands – Rome and Vienna, Maine

  • 2000.  This 2,183-acre parcel was the core piece in what has become a state ownership of over 6,000 acres called the Kennebec Highlands – the largest contiguous block of conserved lands in central Maine.

West Branch Conservation Project – north of Moosehead Lake – Maine
  • 2002.  In the first phase, the State of Maine acquired extensive waterfront lands along northern Moosehead Lake, as well as natural communities of interest adjacent to these lands and on Spencer Mountain, totaling 4,779 acres.
  • 2003.  In the second phase, the State of Maine acquired an additional 46,890 acres, including extensive water frontage on important lakes, ponds, and rivers.  Concurrently, the Forest Society of Maine acquired a working forest conservation easement on an additional 283,669 acres.  This easement precludes future development and assures sustainable forest management.
  • The easement lands remain under Wagner management.

Downeast Lakes – Maine
  • 2003.  In the first phase of this project, Wagner worked with the New England Forestry Foundation, the local Woodie Wheaton Land Trust, and the State of Maine to protect over 50 miles of shoreline along Spednic Lake and the St. Croix River, one of the premier canoe expedition routes in the region. 3,025 acres
  • 2004 & 2005.  Wagner worked with the New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) and its local partner the Downeast Lakes Land Trust to convey 27,084 acres in T5 & T6 ND to the land trust as a community forest.  Concurrently, NEFF acquired a working forest conservation easement on an additional 312,069 acres.  Again, this easement precludes future development and assures sustainable forest management.
  • The easement lands remain under Wagner management.

Grafton Notch

  • 2006.  The Trust for Public Lands negotiated and facilitated the State of Maine’s acquisition of 3,688 acres in Grafton Notch, a cornerstone in the development of a local loop trail system and a key conservation parcel tying together state park and public lands and the Appalachian Trail corridor.  Due to is conservation values, this project ranked #1 nationally in the United States Forest Service Forest Legacy program in 2007.

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust
  • Working with the regional Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, Wagner consummated three deals over four years to protect important waterfront parcels on Rangeley and Cupsuptic Lakes as well as important adjacent and viewshed lands.  1,780 acres total.

Western Mountains Charitable Foundation 2006

  • 2006.  The Western Mountains Charitable Foundation purchased 535 acres in a corridor along the Dead River in West Forks Plt. and Lower Enchanted Twp., ME as part of its vision to create a hiking and ski trail and huts system.

Smaller Projects
  • In 2006, the Town of Byron (ME) purchased an 8.5-acre parcel that contained a focal point of the town – beautiful Coos Canyon along the Swift River.
  • In 2005, the Greenland Point Center, a locally controlled environmental education center in Princeton, ME, purchased 31 acres adjacent to its campus.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 July 2009 15:51 )