Maine offers map of remote, state-owned lands

Posted Jan. 09, 2011, at 3:22 p.m.

AUGUSTA — Maine’s Bureau of Parks and Lands is putting out a new map that focuses on the state’s public reserved lands.

The map, “Your Maine Lands: Recreational Map and Guide to Public Reserved Lands,” is a comprehensive guide to the hundreds of thousands of acres of public reserved lands across Maine.

Public reserved lands are remote and unstaffed state-owned lands that are managed for a number of purposes, including recreation, wildlife and timber harvesting. The Bureau of Public Lands owns more than 500,000 acres, mostly in western, northern and eastern Maine.

Funded through a grant from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, the map can be obtained through the bureau’s website or as a pdf here.