BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Nature Conservancy has acquired roughly 13,500 acres of forested land north of Tunk Mountain in Hancock County.
The land, which is able to proceed to be open for birding, looking and fishing, abuts an present protect to the north of Tunk Mountain and the northwest nook of the state’s Donnell Pond Public Land, the Bangor Daily News reported.
“Conservation of this property will assist preserve a forested connection between the Down East coast and Maine’s north woods, defending habitat for wide-ranging wildlife and permitting species to maneuver in response to a altering local weather,” The Nature Conservancy stated in an announcement.
Most of the land lies in Township 16 in Maine’s Unorganized Territory, which is the place 23 commercial-scale wind generators have been erected and the place the 100-megawatt Three Rivers Solar venture is underneath growth.
The acquisition will develop The Nature Conservancy’s 9,700-acre Spring River Preserve, rising the scale to about 23,500 acres.
The buy price for the land, which conservancy officers say was “considerably” decrease than its appraised worth, was $5.2 million. Overall, the venture to accumulate the land value $6.5 million.
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