The Fish River Chain of Lakes Concept Plan, Aroostook County, Maine
The Fish River Chain of Lakes Concept Plan, Aroostook County, Maine
The Fish River Chain of Lakes Concept Plan, Aroostook County, Maine
The Fish River Chain of Lakes Concept Plan, Aroostook County, Maine
The Fish River Chain of Lakes Concept Plan, Aroostook County, Maine
The Fish River Chain of Lakes Concept Plan, Aroostook County, Maine
The Fish River Chain of Lakes Concept Plan, Aroostook County, Maine
The Fish River Chain of Lakes Concept Plan, Aroostook County, Maine

The Fish River Chain of Lakes Concept Plan

Aroostook County, Maine

The Fish River Chain of Lakes Concept Plan for Irving Woodlands is the result of a long-term systemic vision that addresses ecological resources, working forests, recreation, economic development, and regional planning around four lakes in northern Aroostook County – Long Lake, Mud Lake, Cross Lake, and Square Lake.

The Concept Plan proposes to re-zone over 51,000 acres (close to 80 square miles) to better protect and manage the existing uses and resources in the region. The Plan will be in effect for at least 30 years and establishes a sustainable framework for both development and conservation. Approximately 96 percent of the Plan area provides significant long-term protection from development, including over 14,600 acres in a permanent conservation easement.