This project is bad for the environment
- The project will fragment the largest contiguous temperate forest in North America, and perhaps the world, cutting 53 miles of new corridor, roughly as wide as the New Jersey Turnpike, through an important undeveloped area of Maine’s North Woods.
The corridor will disrupt animal migration routes and the ability of the forest to respond to climate change.
- The corridor will cause mass destruction, crossing 263 wetlands and 115 streams. It will disrupt 12 areas of critical protection for inland waterfowl and wading birds and it will harm Maine’s deer herd by blocking access to wintering yards and feeding areas.
- The corridor also threatens Maine’s unique native brook trout population, crossing 724 lakes, ponds and wetlands that require a 100-foot vegetative buffer to sustain the native brook trout population. Maine is the last stronghold for native brook trout in the country and CMP is willingly putting this heritage species at risk by refusing to leave any vegetative buffer.