We are specifically interested in protecting over 2,000 acres in Canton, Maine using the principles of conservation-through-use because:
(1) It is one of the largest swaths of undeveloped land north of the urban centers of Lewiston and Auburn, a major metropolitan area in Maine. Nearly all of the northeast's temperate forests are under assault by logging operations; old growth temperate forests are exceedingly rare. This piece of land is a last remaining gem of Maine and it must be protected.
(2) This land is a wildlife corridor and home of bobcat, deer, bear, grouse, moose, great blue heron, barred owl, coyote, fisher, marten, brook trout, and numerous other species.
(3) This swath of land is within two miles of a former indigenous settlement, located next to large, productive foraging sites that were tended by the indigenous of this area for generations.
(4) This land is home to Childs Brook, a tributary of the Androscoggin River and source of clean drinking water.
(5) The humans residing on this land are knowledgeable of this eco-region, a critical part to practicing this method of conservation.
Sunrise from Bobcat Ledge This is a favorite of hikers that visit this land.