Thursday, April 27, 2017
Spednic Lake, Maine
In addition to overseeing Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), the Management Section of the Wildlife Division also oversees other lands owned either in fee or that are included as Conservation Easements. Spednic Lake is one such location where both lands owned in fee and conservation easement s are in place. Several acquisition efforts over the last 25 years have resulted in the creation of the Booming Ground WMA (650 acres), 16 miles of shoreline held in fee, and an additional 14.4 miles of shoreline held in a conservation easement. The shoreline conservation efforts are 500 feet deep and are intended to restrict future development. As part of these conservation efforts, MDIFW has also acquired 12 islands in Spednic Lake.