Stories about Ken Salazar

Construction vehicles stand ready to remove concrete from the Great Works dam in Bradley as demolition starts to take place Monday, June 11, 2012. The Great Works dam stretches across the Penobscot River from Bradley to Old Town.

Crews begin removing Great Works dam; interior secretary calls effort ‘milestone for river conservation’

By Nick McCrea on June 11, 2012, at 12:13 p.m.
BRADLEY | Workers began removing the Great Works dam late Monday morning, part of a historic effort to open nearly 1,000 miles of habitat to 11 species of fish that haven’t had open access to the Penobscot River for two centuries. U.S. Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar joined about 300 …

Maine tribes get nearly $315,000 in conservation grants

on March 19, 2012, at 7:53 p.m.
INDIAN ISLAND | Maine’s Penobscot Indian Nation and Passamaquoddy Tribe last week were awarded nearly $315,000 in conservation grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. More than $4.2 million in grants to 23 tribes across 17 states were announced on March 16 by Secretary of the Interior Ken …
Millinocket Town Manager Eugene Conlogue

National Park Service chief outlines goals of feasibility study

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 01, 2011, at 8:46 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine – Local sentiment for and against a new national park would be considered, but Congress, the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service would determine the uses of the 70,000 acres conservationist Roxanne Quimby proposes giving to the park service in 2016, according to a letter …

Groups join snowmobilers in opposition to proposed national park

By Glenn Adams, The Associated Press on Nov. 01, 2011, at 1:45 p.m.
AUGUSTA | A group representing wood-related industries on Tuesday joined prominent hunting and snowmobiling groups in opposition to a proposal to create a 70,000-acre national park east of Baxter State Park. The Maine Forest Products Council, which represents landowners, loggers, paper mills and others involved in wood products, is …

Two Maine projects recognized in federal Great Outdoors initiative

on Oct. 25, 2011, at 2:58 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Two Maine projects have gained mention on a list of the nation’s most promising ways to reconnect Americans to the natural world, according to a U.S. Department of the Interior press release. The Penobscot River Restoration Project and Keeping Maine’s Forests are on a list that will be …

UMaine center to use $3 million wind energy grant for robotics manufacturing

By GLENN ADAMS, The Associated Press on Sept. 05, 2011, at 2:34 p.m.
ORONO | A $ 3 million federal grant to a University of Maine research center will be used for another piece of the puzzle in building windmills to harness the bountiful winds off Maine’s coast to produce energy. Habib Dagher of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center said the …
Councilor Michael Madore holds a map illustrating environmentalist Roxanne Quimby's land holdings during a meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

Quimby should launch her national park privately, councilor says

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 19, 2011, at 8:17 p.m.
MILLINOCKET | Environmentalist and millionaire businesswoman Roxanne Quimby should create her own park on the 70,000 acres she wants to donate to the National Park Service to show whether the concept can work, one of her proposal’s leading critics said Friday. Town Councilor Mike Madore, who spoke out against …
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar takes question from people gathered at Stearns High School in Millinocket on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 concerning the proposed national park in the north woods of Maine.

Federal official says Mainers would determine scope of Quimby’s national park

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 18, 2011, at 7:18 p.m.
MILLINOCKET | Federal feasibility studies recommend against 50 percent of the proposed parks they study, and the dimensions of Roxanne Quimby’s proposed North Woods National Park would be controlled by laws and legislatures, not bureaucrats bent on controlling northern Maine, the federal government’s top land manager said Thursday. Speaking …
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar (center) looks up at a model of a floating windmill as Advanced Wood Composites Center director Habib Dagher (left) explains the model to Salazar and Sen. Susan Collins (right) on Thursday, August 18, 2011 in Orono.

Secretary of the Interior vows to do all he can to aid offshore wind development

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 18, 2011, at 6:38 p.m.
ORONO | During a visit to the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center on Thursday, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar vowed to do all he could to smooth Maine’s path toward offshore wind farms. “Maine isn’t playing around,” Salazar said after completing a tour of the …
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, park service director to visit Millinocket

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 16, 2011, at 5:34 p.m.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis will visit Millinocket on Thursday to discuss environmentalist Roxanne Quimby‘s proposal to turn 70,000 acres she owns into a national park, officials said Tuesday. Town Manager Eugene Conlogue described the visit as “a …

US Interior secretary to visit UMaine

The Associated Press on Aug. 12, 2011, at 3 p.m.
PORTLAND | U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is coming to Maine to see work being done at the University of Maine at Orono to develop offshore wind energy technology. Sen. Susan Collins announced Friday that Salazar will visit the university’s Advance Structures and Composites Center on Aug. 18. The …
Roxanne Quimby talks about her plans for the land she owns in Millinocket and the surrounding region during a public meeting at the Northern Maine Timber Cruisers snowmobile club in Millinocket recently. More than 100 people attended the meeting at which Quimby took questions from the audience.

Roxanne Quimby sees mood changing on North Woods park

By Douglas Rooks, Special to the Bangor Daily News on June 05, 2011, at 6:02 a.m.
Nearly 20 years ago, after Restore: The North Woods unveiled its plan for a 3.2 million-acre Maine Woods National Park, Roxanne Quimby became an immediate fan. “I’ve always loved the national parks,” she said during an extensive interview recently. “I visit them every chance I can.” As the founder of Burt’s …