Plum Creek has created the largest conservation easement and conservation fee acquisition project ever for the Moosehead Lake Region and is working with the State of Maine Bureau of Parks & Lands to define new trail development. Plum Creek is not the devil - there are a lot of good things in the works for the region that won't, in my opinion, change the hiking experience of visitors to places like Big Moose Mountain: it will enhance it.
The hiking experience may improve - but with that will come increased development. While the outlook seems better than it did say 4 years ago, one can only hope that Moosehead does not become the next Winnipesaukee.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)