3.3 million acres of Maine land conserved

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Posted: Jan 04, 2010 4:05 AM

About 1.3 million acres of Maine are protected permanently as public reserved lands and as state and national parks or through easements on private land, which guarantee public access for recreation.

In addition, the public has access to some of the 2 million acres owned by private conservation organizations or preserved through easements.

The 3.3 million total acres comprise nearly 17.8 percent of Maine's total land. That's up from 6 percent conserved lands in 2003.

Maine is 95 percent privately owned.