AMC Protects 4,311 Acres in Maine with Baker Mountain Purchase

Scenic and ecologically significant lands on and around Baker Mountain in the 100-Mile Wilderness region near Greenville are now permanently protected following purchases by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) in late January, with assistance from The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

The purchases by the nation’s oldest conservation and recreation organization conserve the second highest peak in Maine between Bigelow Mountain and Katahdin, as well as the headwaters of the West Branch of the Pleasant River, a vibrant wild brook trout fishery.  The property lies within an unfragmented roadless area of mature hardwood and softwood forest, which also includes the preferred habitat of the rare Bicknell’s thrush.

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