Time to express your thoughts on National Monument

Here’s your chance to express your thoughts about how to maximize the economic and other values of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

The Monument is a beautiful place, alongside the East Branch of the Penobscot River, one of my favorite places to fish. Local folks have embraced the Monument, and it’s already bringing people to the area and aiding the local economies.

Now, you are invited to share your vision and priorities for the Monument. Here’s the information, provided by the Natural Resources Council of Maine.


Save the dates! The National Park Service is writing a management plan for Katahdin Woods and Waters, and members of the public are invited to share their vision and priorities for protecting the Monument’s ecological, cultural, and recreational resources.

Three upcoming meetings are scheduled for 6:00—8:00 p.m. on June 11 (Maine Outdoor Education Building, Staceyville); June 13 (Jeff’s Catering, Brewer); and June 26 (University of Southern Maine, Portland). We encourage you to attend these meetings!


George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website, georgesmithmaine.com, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.