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Re: E-M:/ A race to save Maine woods



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Enviro-Mich message from Harold Stokes <hstokes@asuka.bignet.net>
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Jack,

In answer to your question, when "we" get clean, public financed elections and
guide and watchdaog our elected officials.  Voting for corrupted leaders is
not the answer.  -- Harold


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>Enviro-Mich message from Smileysmlc@aol.com
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>Here's an interesting article from the Boston Globe about efforts to save the
>north woods in Maine.  In part:  "Almost one-third of the state's 15
>million-acre north woods, stretching from the Allagash River to Moosehead
>Lake, have gone on the auction block in the last two years."
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>The dilemma facing Maine is the same facing Michigan:  large blocks of forest
>land are being sold off by timber companies.  It was just a few short years
>ago that over 30,000 acres near Rogers City were put up for sale by a timber
>company--for only $200/acre.  This was the largest private land holding in
>the lower Peninsula, yet the Michigan DNR did nothing to secure this
>important forest area.  I see that this land is now being subdivided into
>recreational parcels at greatly inflated prices.    What a lost opportunity!
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>When will our state "leaders" start doing something positive to protect
>Michigan's land resources?
>-Jack Smiley
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>http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/262/nation/A_race_to_save_Maine_woods+.shtml
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