RANGELEY LAKES HERITAGE TRUST’S
Land Trust Give State Park 8 Acres
January 17, 2023
With restrictions preventing its subdivision and development, the property couldn’t be used for single or multi-family residential housing or commercial use other than the operation of environmental education programs and non-motorized recreational activities. The waterfront has a rocky shoreline. Additionally, the largely sloped property is wet year-round and pocketed with deep mud and water areas. The run-off, mini-wetlands, tree snags, and decay are clear indicators this property is a tiny ecosystem along a populated shoreline.
As a conservation organization, RLHT felt transferring this property to RLSP made sense economically and environmentally. The property remains conserved and is now congruently managed as part of the RLSP forestry management plan.