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Maine's Land-Use Regulation Commission

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Maine's ten-year-old Land-Use Regulation Commission plans and zones one-half of the state, mostly lands owned by forest industry. Under a comprehensive plan that guides decisions on permits for development, lands are classified into three major zones: protection (28 percent of the jurisdiction), development (2 percent), and management (70 percent) zones. Forestry activities are allowed on most of the lands. Issues in administration of the system include landowner acceptance, enforcement, salvage of budworm-threatened trees in protected zones, and increasingly intensive harvest of timber.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Lawyer Serving as Director of the Land-Use Regulation Commission in the Maine Department of Conservation, Augusta

Publication date: September 1, 1982

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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