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Comments for: Groups tout completion of historic 363,000-acre Plum Creek conservation deal

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  • Anonymous

    More road blocks and gates.

    Whenever The Nature Conservancy puts it’s stamp on something, you know traditional uses will get sidelined.

    God forbid anybody tread heavier than a walking stick and birkenstock’s.

    • Anonymous

      The 363,000 acres is actually all working forest easement (only development rights sold) and will be owned and managed for timber by Plum Creek, and full public access–to roads, lands, boat launches, etc.–is written into the easement.

      • Anonymous

         That’s great that they are willing to share with the public.  I hope that there won’t be idiots trashing the land.  If there is, I hope that TNC would appeal to the public for their help in stopping the land wreckers first before throwing up gates and ruining it for everybody.

    • Anonymous

      You mean the traditional uses the indians used the land for?

  • Anonymous

    Human beings have turned the planet into factory to serve their short-sighted needs, mutiliating the beauty of the Earth, decimating its creatures, and turning splendor and abundance into a rat-race of consumption.

    Protecting the Earth preserves some of our dignity and gives us hope we might not wipe ourselves out, like a greedy pest, taking a great deal of the flora and fauna with us.

    • Anonymous

      Land owners can only do what they want with their land if they are in line with your world views right? This is why Roxanne is okay to do what she wants with her land but others who want to go another direction shouldn’t be allowed, at least according to you and your “side” of things. 

      I wish you would figure out just who deserves the right to do what they want with their own property and who doesn’t.

      • Anonymous

        Here’s what someone like you would have said, say, one hundred and seventy years ago:

        “Slave owners can only do what they want with their slaves if they are in line with your world views right?  This is why Ms. Jones is okay to do what she wants with her slaves but others who want to go another direction shouldn’t  be allowed … I wish you would figure out just who deserves the right to do what they want with their own slaves and who doesn’t.”

        My point:  we need to evolve, to stop treating the land like it’s our slave.

        • Anonymous

          ahh yes developing land is the same as owning slaves, gotcha.

          • Anonymous

            People thought owning slaves was fine back then, and gave the same kinds of arguments as you to defend the practice.  As for our time, people in the future will look back at how horribly we mistreated the Earth and shake their head in amazement.

          • Anonymous

            That is a terrible comparison for many reasons and generally avoids the point I was getting at. Why should one person get free reign over their land and someone else be restricted just because they have different ideas on how they think land should be put to use?

          • Anonymous

            There you go again, seeing the Earth as this dumb, docile moldable thing for humans to do whatever they want with–kind of how slave owners saw slaves. 

          • Anonymous

            You are still avoiding my question.

          • Anonymous

            We all live under land use laws. Quimby has every right to her own property rights, just like you and me. Do you allow strangers to ride ATV’s all over your land?? Well, in many places, she does. There is a place for development. People need homes. But there is also a place for conservation. If we don’t keep a balance, we won’t have any beautiful places left to show our kids.

          • Anonymous

            When people complain about Quimby barricading her land from use people cry that it is her land to do as she wants. When a land developer wants to use their land as they wish it suddenly becomes a public issue about future generations. You cannot eat your cake and have it too.

          • Anonymous

            Apparently, you didn’t read my words. Developers have a right to develop. Conservationists have a right to conserve. We don’t always agree, but in this case it seems there has been a partnership. By the way, developers also barricade their land from public use. You obviously have a bias toward development.

            In addition, Quimby’s land is remaining the same. Her trees and widlife still live there (other than some sustainable harvesting).When land is developed it is changed, cut, animals are displaced and water and soils are impacted negatively. Very different land uses.

          • Anonymous

            Right I think you are forgetting about the huge push to disallow Plum Creek from developing anything up to and including vandalism and criminal activity.

          • Anonymous

            Debatable the next generation cares even less about the environment and world affairs, if that is the trend than the future isn’t looking too good a hundred years from now. 

          • Anonymous

            But since Ms. Quimby treats her slaves well, it’s okay?

          • Anonymous

            What’s okay?

        • Anonymous

          You demonstrated the absurdity of your argument nicely.  Thanks.

    • Anonymous

       It’s funny when you say things like this using a computer… Hypocrite.

      • Land cannot be “owned”. We are but a mere pest on the face of this earth, who are we to “own” something that nature has been working on for millions of years?

  • Maybe The nature Conservancy should start protecting Portland south

    • Anonymous

      They do, and most of the folks in this state appreciate it.

  • Anonymous

    Not much differnce between the Nature Conservancy and Quimby, working it from both angles

    • Anonymous

      Yup, both of them doing an excellent job.

      • Anonymous

        If they are then we are in a real mess.

        • Anonymous

          Your definition of a mess is keeping some land the way it is, wild and open to enjoy for generations to come? Yikes.

          • Anonymous

            Balance is the word I like to use.

  • Amanda Morrill

    NICE!  So glad to hear some land up there is protected!

  • Anonymous

    Today’s conservation easement was brought to you by development! Thanks Plumb Creek, hopefully the wackos won’t stop the selling of lots that made this easement possible. We know they will costs you a boat load of money regardless as we wall know they will still try to stop any thing the could resemble development.

  • THIS IS HORRIBLE NEWS. Any plan that fails to conserve 100% of the land around the lake is a total failure. When the debate was still in process, there was at least hope for full conservation, now we are guaranteed to have a pristine lake shoreline spoiled by developments. This area should have become a national park. 

    • Anonymous

      If you live in Greenville, have a business there, a camp or home … we might listen.  Otherwise, your “educated” (using the term loosely) opinion doesn’t matter.

  • OUTSTANDING NEWS!!!!!! Another example of how Maine people can come together with practical, common sense solutions with outcomes we can all enjoy! Maine people rock!

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