By V. Paul Reynolds,Outdoors in Maine
Roxanne Quimby should be in the news again, but for some reason her latest “achievement” has been kept under the media radar. The wealthy Burt’s Bees founder, who is busy using her millions to buy up thousands of acres of Maine wild lands, has been named by President Obama to a directorship on the National Park Foundation (NPF).
Is this a big deal? Does the Quimby appointment hold ramifications for Maine?
Although the National Park Foundation has performed some good work over the years with respect to our wonderful national park system, it is, by its very nature, not an ally if you happen to be a Maine citizen who does not want our job-producing industrial forest immobilized and transformed into a federally managed National Park.
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