Land trust preserving 220 forest acres in southern Maine
YORK, Maine (AP) — A Maine land trust says it has acquired more than 200 acres of forested land to create one of its largest preserves.
The York Land Trust says it’s taking ownership of the 220-acre Fuller Forest property on Bartlett Road in York in southern Maine. The trust says the project is years in the making and protects a “vast working forest.”
The trust says the land will be managed for wildlife habitat, sustainable forestry work, recreation and other uses. The land has existing trails that are in the process of being incorporated into a large trail system.
The trust says it will build a parking area within two years so people can more easily access the land. The trust used a $300,000 contribution from the town of York to make the purchase.