Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

(kətä`dĭn), 87,500 acres (35,400 hectares), N central Maine, est. 2016. Located E of Baxter State Park (the site of Mt. KatahdinKatahdin
, mountain, 5,267 ft (1,605 m) high, between branches of the Penobscot River in N central Maine; highest point in Maine. The peak and the beautifully wooded, lake-dotted territory surrounding it constitute Baxter State Park, the gift of Gov. Percival P. Baxter in 1931.
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) along the East Branch of the Penobscot River, it encompasses mountains and wilderness in Maine's North Woods. The area is home to black bear, moose, white-tailed deer, snowshoe hare, brook trout, and lynx, as well as ruffed grouse, bald eagle, and many other bird species. The land was donated by Elliotsville Plantation, a foundation established by Roxanne Quimby.
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We may now be in the northern Arizona mountains, but our fondness for Maine continues, and we were so very pleased to hear about the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
During the hearing, Senator King also thanked Secretary Zinke for his recent visit to Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, noting its positive economic effects in the region.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke wrapped-up day two of a four-day visit across four Northeastern states with a listening tour at the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
After years of work and debate among Mainers for and against the proposal, last summer President Barack Obama designated the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
As it turns out, from the summit of Mount Katahdin I was looking out over what would become Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
Theresa Pier no, president of NPCA, quoted in National Geographic about Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.