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Crocker Mountain

Crocker Mountain, ME  Photo: Marcy Monkman
Crocker Mountain, ME Photo: Marcy Monkman

2013 Success

Grantee:  The Trust for Public Land

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Result: 12,046 acres protected

On June 7, 2013, The Trust for Public Land conserved the Crocker Mountain property in Carrabassett Valley, Maine.  The land is now owned by the State of Maine and protected by a conservation easement ensuring that it will never be developed and will always be open to public recreational access.  This is a significant accomplishment for The Trust for Public Land’s White Mountains to Moosehead Lake initiative; providing permanent protection for Crocker Mountain; a 12,046-acre property including three of Maine’s highest mountains.

The conservation purchase will allow for additional recreational development in the Sugarloaf Region, an area that is busy in the winter ski season, but needs additional trails and outdoor experiences to promote tourism related job growth in the non-snow season.

This acquisition is part of a large vision for the region, which includes 67,900 acres of woods, waters, and mountains in Maine and New Hampshire’s “Great White Moose”, one of the Northeast’s largest natural landscapes.