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ZONING PETITION ZP 688 MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE AROOSTOOK COUNTY OWNERSHIP AND ZONING LANDOWNERS Nexfor Fraser Paper CURRENT ZONING P-FW and other protection subdistricts including P-SL, P-GP, P-FP, P-WL PROPOSED ZONING

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zoning petition zp 688

ZONING PETITIONZP 688

MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE

AROOSTOOK COUNTY

ownership and zoning
OWNERSHIP AND ZONING
  • LANDOWNERS
    • Nexfor Fraser Paper
  • CURRENT ZONING
    • P-FW and other protection subdistricts including P-SL, P-GP, P-FP, P-WL
  • PROPOSED ZONING
    • M-GN and other protection subdistricts including P-SL, P-GP, P-FP, P-WL
proposal
PROPOSAL
  • Rezone 22 Deer Wintering Areas (DWA) and part of 5 DWAs
  • 3 Wildlife Management Districts (5,6,and 11)
  • 10 Townships or Plantations
  • P-FW designation removed for 6,357 acres
slide4

T11 R 4 WELS

T10 R 6 WELS

St. Croix Twp.

TD R 2 WELS

T 8 R 3 WELS

T 4 R 3 WELS

T 3 R 4 WELS

Upper Molunkus Twp.

Reed Plt.

Macwahoc Plt.

proposal details
PROPOSAL DETAILS
  • Wildlife Management District #5
    • T10 R 6 WELS (4 DWAs; 383 acres)
    • T11 R 7 WELS (4 DWAs; 983 acres)
  • Wildlife Management District #6
    • St. Croix Twp. (1 DWA; 99 acres)
    • T 8 R 3 WELS (2 DWAs; 381 acres)
    • TD R 2 WELS (1 DWA; 106 acres)
  • Wildlife Management District #11
    • Reed Plt. (6 DWAs; 2,241 acres)
    • Macwahoc Plt. (1 DWA; 341 acres)
    • Upper Molunkus (4 DWAs; 1,214 acres)
    • T 3 R 4 WELS (3 DWAs; 426 acres)
    • T 4 R 3 WELS (1 DWA; 162 acres)
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CO-OPERATIVE AGREEMENT

HABITAT MANAGEMENT AREAS

37,322 acres

16.1% of ownership

6 times the acreage zoned P-FW

Achieve management goals

MDIFW reserves the right to petition the Commission for rezoning of areas which meet standards for P-FW

slide7

Upper Molunkus

Existing

P-FWs

HMAs

(expansion

of P-FWs)

Reed Plt.

Macwahoc Plt.

review criteria for changing p fw 10 23 d 2 e
REVIEW CRITERIA FOR CHANGING P-FW (10.23,D,2,e)
  • Area no longer used as wintering area for at least 10 years.
  • Consistent with the standards for district boundaries, CLUP, and the purpose, intent and provisions of 12 M.R.S.A., Chapter 206-A, Land Use Regulation.
  • The new district designation is more appropriate for the protection and management of existing uses and resources with the affected area.
review criteria for changing p fw 10 23 d 2 e9
REVIEW CRITERIA FOR CHANGING P-FW (10.23,D,2,e)
  • Alternatively, the Commission may approve such a subdistrict change
    • if the owner of the land and the Commissioner of MDIFW area that such a change is appropriate; or
    • the area is not needed to meet the Department’s deer management objectives.
review criteria for changing p fw
REVIEW CRITERIA FOR CHANGING P-FW

Comprehensive Land Use Plan (Ch. 5 Sec. L)

  • Goal for wildlife and fisheries resources is to conserve and protect the aesthetic, ecological, recreation, scientific, cultural, and economic value
    • Encouraging management of resources to maintain their habitats, diversity, and populations
    • Encouraging cooperative agreements between landowners and public agencies which further the Commission’s policies and goals, when appropriate, modify the Commission’s zoning to facilitate the execution of such agreements.
conclusions recommendation
CONCLUSIONSRECOMMENDATION

Petition is consistent with standards for P-FW subdistricts, the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, and 12 M.R.S.A., Chapter 206-A.

Therefore, the staff recommends that the 6,357 acres be rezoned to M-GN and other applicable protection subdistricts as proposed by the petitioner.

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Wildlife Management District #1

T10 R 6 WELS

DWA# Acres

120008 39

120010 143

120262 39

120525 83

slide13

Wildlife Management District #1

T11 R 7 WELS

DWA# Acres

120482 286

120492 317

120495 212

120586 168

slide14

Wildlife Management District #6

St. Croix Twp.

DWA# Acres

120107 99

slide15

DWA# Acres

120107 99

Wildlife Management District #6

T 8 R 3 WELS

DWA# Acres

120102 297

120104 184

slide16

Wildlife Management District #6

T D R 2 WELS

DWA# Acres

120006 106

slide17

Wildlife Management District #11

Reed Plt. (North)

DWA# Acres

100047 783

100258 295

slide18

Wildlife Management District #11

Reed Plt. (South)

DWA# Acres DWA# Acres

100050 179 100267 346

100261 535 100268 103

slide19

Wildlife Management District #11

Macwahoc Plt.

DWA# Acres

100048 341

slide20

Wildlife Management District #11

Upper Molunkus Twp.

DWA# Acres DWA# Acres

100189 195 100246 492

100190 208 100256 319

slide21

Wildlife Management District #11

T 3 R 4 WELS

DWA# Acres

100242 94

100314 96

100315 236

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Wildlife Management District #11

T 4 R 3 WELS

DWA# Acres

100064 162

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