Press Release

Maine Wilderness Guides Organization announces conservation award winner

GREENVILLE, Maine — Each year Maine Wilderness Guides Organization recognizes a visionary leader who has made a positive impact in the conservation of Maine wilderness areas, wildlife, fisheries and forests. This year’s recipient is Jon Lund who grew up in Augusta and has spent nearly all of his life working for and with the people of Maine.

Lund will receive the award at the Maine Wilderness Guides annual meeting and banquet Sunday, Oct. 21, at Appalachian Mountain Club’s Gorman Chairback Lodge near Greenville. Past recipients were former IF&W commissioner Ray “Bucky” Owen, Clinton “Bill” Townsend and Karin Tilberg.

As Maine’s first full-time attorney general, Lund publicly opposed the Dickey-Lincoln dam proposal and re-affirmed Maine citizen’s rights in public lots. He later served as director of the Natural Resource Council of Maine and is a director on the Conservation Law Foundation’s Maine board.

He is active in Maine Rivers, the Maine League of Conservation Voters and the Natural Resource Council of Maine. He spends much of his recreation time in Baxter State Park, the Moosehead Region and other areas of Maine in all seasons.