Protecting Livelihoods and Landscapes in Northern Maine

Selected Background Readings and Materials

As of March 4, 2008



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  1. Barringer, Richard. Changing Maine. Tilbury, 2004.
  2. Brewer, Richard. Conservancy. Dartmouth, 2003.
  3. Cronon, William. Uncommon Ground. Norton, 1996.
  4. Daily, Gretchen and Katherine Ellison. The New Economy of Nature. Island, 2002.  
  5. Delogu, Orlando. Maine Land Use Control Law. Tower, 1997.
  6. Fairfax, Sally. Buying Nature. MIT, 2005.  
  7. Fairfax, Sally and Darla Guenzler. Conservation Trusts. Univ. Kansas, 2001.
  8. Fisher, Roger and Ury. Getting to Yes. Penguin, 1991.
  9. Geisler, Charles and Gail Daneker. Property and Values. Island, 2000.
  10. Ginn, William. Investing in Nature. Island, 2004.
  11. Howe, Jim, Edward McMahon and Luther Propst. Balancing Nature and Conservation in Gateway Communities. Island, 1997.
  12. Judd, Richard W. Common Lands, Common People—the Origins of Conservation in Northern New England. Harvard, 1997.
  13. Judd, Richard W. Maine, the Pine Tree State from Prehistory to the Present. Univ. of Maine, 1991.
  14. Lapping, Mark and Owen Furuseth. Big Places, Big Plans. Athaneum, 2004.
  15. Marchetti, Karin. Conservation Easement Handbook. Land Trust Alliance, 2005.
  16. Warren, Louis. The Hunter’s Game: Poachers and Conservationists in Twentieth Century America. Yale, 1999.

1.     Acheson, James. “Public Access to Privately Owned Lands in Maine.” Maine Policy Review. (2006) 18, Fall.


2.     Brookings Report. “Charting Maine’s Future” 2006.


3. Cheever, Federico. “British National Parks for North Americans: What We Can Learn From a More Crowded Nation Proud of Its Countryside.” Stan. Envtl. L.J. (2007) 247: 26.


4.     Draper. “Conservation Easements: Now More Than Ever –Overcoming Obstacles to Protect Private Lands.” Envtl. L. (2004) 34: 247.;jsessionid=H1fHW0mLpLQPLhPvpkCLv6q2ZlJJBpvbg4pr612y9sFfljF2Qvsy!1656435191?docId=5007987024


5. Echeverria. “Regulating Versus Paying to Achieve Conservation Purposes.”  Land Resources & Envtl. L. (2005) 26: J1.


6. Freifogel. “Battling over Leopold’s Legacy.” Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Institute (2004)


7. Hagan, J.M., L.C. Irland, and A.A. Whitman. “Changing timberland ownership in the Northern Forest and implications for biodiversity.” Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. (2005)  Report # MCCS-FCP-2005-1, Brunswick, Maine, 25 pp.


8.     Mathes. “Recreation in the Adirondack Park:  A look at the Paradox of Managing “Forever Wild”Forest Preserves” Envtl. Outlook (2004) 179: 9 Alb. L.


9.     McLaughlin. “Rethinking the Perpetual Nature of Conservation Easements." Harv. L. Rev. (2005) 421: 29.


10.  McLaughlin. “Conservation Easements: Perpetuity and Beyond.” Ecology L. Q. (2007 – forthcoming) 101: 34.


11.  Pidot. “Reinventing Conservation Easements:  A Critical Examination and Ideas for Reform.” (2005) Lincoln Institute.


12.  Schwartz, Sinnott & Theberge. The State of Land and Resource Use in the Unorganized Territories in Maine. Department of Environmental Studies. Colby College. 2007.


13.  Stocking. “Community Land Trusts: Permanently Affordable, Resident-Controlled. Housing” Maine Policy Review. (1999) 8: 1.


14. Weems. “Payrolls v Pickerels Redux: A story of economic revitalization and timberland conservation using new markets tax credit.” From Walden to Wall Street. Island Press and Lincoln Institute. (2005).





Governor’s Task Force Regarding the Management of Public Lands and Publicly-Held Easements (January, 2008)


Levert, Colgan, and Lawton. "The Unsustainable Economics of a Sustainable Maine Forest." Maine State Planning Office. February 15, 2008 Review Draft.




Maine Economic Growth. Council of Maine Development Foundation. Measures of Growth in Focus (2008)

Maine Forest Products Council 2007
Forest Facts

North East State Forester's Association
The Economic Importance and Wood Flows from Maine's Forests, 2007

Tatko, Steve. The Budworm and the Mill: The Pulp and Paper Industry in Maine, 1975-1985. Department of History. Colby College. 2008.
The Budworm and the Mill