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Encyclopedia > Maine North Woods

The Maine North Woods is the northern geographic area of the state of Maine. Official language(s) None (English de facto; French is also an administrative language) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ...

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Location and Economy

The Maine North Woods is a region of over 3.5 million acres (14,000 km²) of top quality commercial forest land in north-western Maine. It includes western Aroostook and northern Somerset, Penobscot, and Piscataquis counties. Much of the woods is currently owned by the Seven Islands, Plum Creek, Maibec, Orion Timberlands and Irving timber corporations. Ownership changes hands quite frequently, and is often difficult to determine. Its main products are timber for pulp and lumber, as well as a thriving hunting and outdoor recreation economy. Included within its boundaries are two of the most famous wild rivers of the Northeastern United States -- the St. John and the Allagash. The North Maine Woods completely surrounds the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. Aroostook County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... ¢ Seal of the Penobscot Indian Nation of Maine For other uses, see Penobscot (disambiguation). ... Piscataquis can refer to: Piscataquis River, in Maine, United States Piscataquis County, Maine, United States See also: Piscataqua River, Maine/New Hampshire, United States Category: ... The Saint John River is a river, approximately 418 mi (673 km) long, located in the U.S. state of Maine and the Canadian province of New Brunswick. ... Allagash may refer to: Allagash River, a tributary of the St. ...


Wildlife

The Maine North Woods are predominantly forestland consisting of mixed northern hardwoods and conifers, much of it artificially planted after harvesting by the various landowners. The major tree species are sugar maple, American beech, balsam fir, quaking aspen, Northern white cedar, red spruce, white spruce, black spruce, yellow birch, paper birch,and Eastern white pine. The area is also home to moose, coyotes, beavers, ruffed grouse, white-tailed deer and Black bears. There are official hunting seasons for the grouse, deer and bears, with a state-run lottery system for awarding moose-hunting licences. The Maine North Woods are also home to the endangered Canada lynx, bald eagle and the Furbish lousewort, a rare plant that is found only in the St. John river valley. Binomial name Acer saccharum Marshall The Sugar Maple Acer saccharum is a prominent tree in the hardwood forests of eastern North America. ... Binomial name Fagus grandifolia Ehrenb. ... Binomial name Abies balsamea (L.) Mill. ... Binomial name Populus tremuloides Michx. ... Species Thuja occidentalis Eastern Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis, a species of thuja, is an evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae, native to the northeastern US and southeastern Canada, from central Saskatchewan east to New Brunswick, and south to eastern Tennessee in the Appalachian Mountains. ... Binomial name Picea rubens Sarg. ... Binomial name Picea glauca (Moench) Voss The White Spruce (Picea glauca) is a medium-sized evergreen tree growing to 15-30 m tall, rarely to 40 m tall, and with a trunk diameter of up to 1 m. ... Binomial name Picea mariana The Black Spruce (Picea mariana) is a common coniferous tree in North America. ... Binomial name Betula alleghaniensis Britt. ... Binomial name Betula papyrifera Marsh. ... Binomial name Pinus strobus L. Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus) is a large pine native to eastern North America, occurring from Newfoundland west to Minnesota and southeasternmost Manitoba, and south along the Appalachian Mountains to the extreme north of Georgia. ... Binomial name Alces alces (Linnaeus, 1758) Moose range map The moose (so named in North America, derived from Eastern Abenaki moz)[1] or elk (in Europe), Alces alces, is the largest member of the deer family Cervidae, distinguished from the others by the palmate antlers of its males. ... Binomial name Canis latrans Say, 1823 Coyote range The coyote (Canis latrans, meaning barking dog) also prairie wolf [2]) is a member of the Canidae (dog) family and a close relative of the Gray Wolf. ... Species C. canadensis C. fiber Beavers are semi-aquatic rodents native to North America and Europe. ... Binomial name Bonasa umbellus (Linnaeus, 1766) The Ruffed Grouse, Bonasa umbellus, is a medium-sized grouse occurring in forests across Canada and the appalachian and northern United States including Alaska. ... Binomial name Odocoileus virginianus Zimmermann, 1780 The White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) is a medium-sized deer found throughout most of the continental United States, southern Canada, Mexico, Central America and northern portions of South America as far south as Peru. ... Binomial name Ursus americanus Pallas, 1780 For the Eurasian Black Bear, see Asiatic Black Bear. ... Binomial name Lynx canadensis Kerr, 1792 The Canadian Lynx (Lynx canadensis) is a close relative of the Eurasian Lynx. ... Binomial name Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Linnaeus, 1766) Bald Eagle range Subspecies (Linnaeus, 1766) Southern Bald Eagle Audubon, 1827) Northern Bald Eagle or Washingtons Eagle Synonyms Falco leucocephalus Linnaeus, 1766 The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), also known in the United States as the American Eagle, is a bird of prey found...


Proposed US National Park of The Maine North Woods

Robert Redford, Harrison Ford, and other well renowned supporters of Americans for a Maine Woods National Park, an interest group that also includes scientists, educators, and environmentalists like Jane Goodall and Edward O. Wilson. The committee was founded by RESTORE: The North Woods, a conservation organization that's spearheading a protection plan for an enormous swath of woodlands in the U.S. East. Robert Redford (born Charles Robert Redford, Jr. ... Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... E.O. Wilson with Dynastes hercules E. O. Wilson, or Edward Osborne Wilson, (born June 10, 1929) is an entomologist and biologist known for his work on ecology, evolution, and sociobiology. ...


The proposed national park would encompass 3.2 million acres (13,000 km²), an area larger than Yellowstone and Yosemite combined. The woods in question hold a special place in American history. Yellowstone National Park is a U.S. National Park located in the states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. ... Yosemite National Park (pron. ...


As of May 2006, no specific action had been taken by the Congress on this action. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Look up Congress in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


See also

Combatants United States of America British Empire/Canada Strength 3,000–10,000 3,000–10,000 Casualties 38 incidental deaths The Aroostook War, also called the Pork and Beans War, the Lumberjacks War or the Northeastern Boundary Dispute, was an undeclared, confrontation in 1838-39 between Americans and... Aroostook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. ... Saint John Plantation is a plantation in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. ... The conservation movement is a political and social movement that seeks to protect natural resources including plant and animal species as well as their habitat for the future. ... The Maritime provinces. ...

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