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2008-10-01 15:00:00

Opponents of Plum Creek Timber Co.'s extensive development plans for the Moosehead Lake region got their audience with state officials Tuesday, one day after four Earth First! protesters ended up in jail. The protesters, who locked themselves together in the Land Use Regulation Commission's headquarters, said they committed an act of civil disobedience because they felt their voices weren't being heard. All four were charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct, made bail and were...

2008-09-29 18:00:00

By Anonymous As the complex and long-lasting controversy over the development of a huge tract of land around Moosehead Lake draws to an end, one thing that was always true is coming sharply into focus: No possible plan could have satisfied all the people with an interest in the area. Compromising fully on the goals of the Plum Creek Timber Co., the Land Use Regulation Commission, the people of the Greenville area, tourists, economic development advocates, environmental groups, land-...

2008-09-22 15:00:28

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF The paperwork alone takes up 35 file cabinet drawers in a state office building. The company behind the largest development proposal in Maine history has already paid state regulators more than $1.2 million just to cover the costs of processing the application. It's been the subject of weeks of public meetings, and consumed thousands of hours of staff time within state agencies during the past three years. But by the middle of next week, Plum Creek...

2008-09-17 15:00:19

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF Plum Creek Timber Co. plans to expand its land holdings in New England. The Seattle-based company has signed a purchase and sale agreement on more than 86,200 acres in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. If completed, the deal would be Plum Creek's first purchase in Vermont but not in the region. The company owns approximately 32,000 acres of timberland just across the border in northern New Hampshire and more than 900,000 acres in Maine. Essex Timber Co....

2008-09-11 15:00:18

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF State regulators will hold two days of deliberations later this month on Plum Creek Timber Co.'s controversial development plan for the Moosehead Lake area. The Land Use Regulation Commission will meet beginning at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, and beginning at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24. Both meetings will be at the Ramada Inn on Odlin Road in Bangor. This could be the final deliberations on Plum Creek's historic development plan for the Moosehead...

2008-09-05 03:00:12

By Jamison, Michael KALISPELL - A year and a half of high-level negotiations between the U.S. Forest Service and Plum Creek Timber Co. apparently produced almost no paperwork, in terms of substantive communications between the two parties. "You'd at least expect some e-mails or memos between them," said James McCubbin, "but there's nothing like that. There's nothing whatsoever to explain the process they worked through." The lengthy talks did, however, result in a controversial legal...

2008-08-27 03:00:35

By Cramer, John LOLO - The Nature Conservancy, the Trust for Public Land 'and the Plum Creek Timber Co., received praise but also some pointed questions the past two nights during public meetings about the Montana Legacy Project in Lolo and Seeley Lake. Many people praised the general intent of the project, which has been billed as the largest conservation land purchase deal in U.S. history. But some also sought specific details that project officials repeatedly said had not yet been...

2008-08-04 03:00:15

By McKee, Jennifer HELENA - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Tuesday blasted closed-door talks between Plum Creek Timber Co. and the U.S. Forest Service that would allow the timber giant to use Forest Service logging roads for real estate development. "At a time when Montana's sportsmen are finding it increasingly hard to access lands, it is outrageous that the Bush administration would exacerbate the problem by encouraging prime hunting and fishing lands to be carved up...

2008-08-02 03:00:16

By Jamison, Michael KALISPELL - The map, according to Agriculture Undersecretary Mark Rey, is both detailed and accurate, a diagram charting exactly how his controversial deal with Plum Creek Timber Co. would "lay on the land." It shows both Plum Creek and U.S. Forest Service land holdings, shows road easements across those property lines, shows timberlands now protected by conservation easements and timberlands that might be protected through a large land buyout now in the works. "What it...

2008-07-25 15:00:41

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF Plum Creek Timber Co. officials said they are talking with several potential buyers interested in protecting a rare, 220-acre forest near Elliotsville containing trees older than the state of Maine itself. Plum Creek has temporarily shelved any plans to harvest in what some people have dubbed the Big Wilson Stream "old-growth" forest. The company has been under pressure from some local residents and environmental groups to abandon plans to harvest on the...


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