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Katahdin Lake and Mount Katahdin, Maine's 100-Mile Wilderness
Maine's 100-Mile Wilderness
100 Mile Wilderness – Maine Woods Initiative Area Map
Success Story
Paddling on Katahdin Lake in the 100 Mile Wilderness. Photo: Jerry Monkman AMC is working with local leaders on strategies for promoting nature based tourism in Piscataquis County. AMC used its recreation and mapping expertise to create the “Southern Piscataquis Regional Recreation Map and Guide.” Learn more>>
What’s At Stake
Historically land in the 100-mile wilderness region was owned by larger paper and timber companies, who served as stewards of the land and provided public access. Changes in land ownership and development pressures can fragment natural communities and block local access for traditional recreation.

What We’re Doing
  • Permanently protecting 100,000 acres in this region, including a 25,000-acre ecological reserve, preserving public access, providing new recreational opportunity and supporting sustainable forestry through our Maine Woods Initiative.
  • Supporting regional nature-based tourism through a collaborative GIS effort with local businesses and guides.
  • Participating in a public process for influencing a revision to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) for Maine’s unorganized territories, which include much of the 100-mile wilderness region.
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Contact Us
Bryan Wentzell
AMC Maine Policy Manager
30 Exchange Street
Portland, ME 04101