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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 PETITIONZP 688

MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE

AROOSTOOK COUNTY


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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


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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


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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.


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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


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Upper Molunkus

Existing

P-FWs

HMAs

(expansion

of P-FWs)

Reed Plt.

Macwahoc Plt.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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


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Wildlife Management District #1

T11 R 7 WELS

DWA# Acres

120482 286

120492 317

120495 212

120586 168


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Wildlife Management District #6

St. Croix Twp.

DWA# Acres

120107 99


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DWA# Acres

120107 99

Wildlife Management District #6

T 8 R 3 WELS

DWA# Acres

120102 297

120104 184


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Wildlife Management District #6

T D R 2 WELS

DWA# Acres

120006 106


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Wildlife Management District #11

Reed Plt. (North)

DWA# Acres

100047 783

100258 295


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Wildlife Management District #11

Reed Plt. (South)

DWA# Acres DWA# Acres

100050 179 100267 346

100261 535 100268 103


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Wildlife Management District #11

Macwahoc Plt.

DWA# Acres

100048 341


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Wildlife Management District #11

Upper Molunkus Twp.

DWA# Acres DWA# Acres

100189 195 100246 492

100190 208 100256 319


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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