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  1. ZONING PETITIONZP 688 MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE AROOSTOOK COUNTY

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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)

  6. 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

  7. Upper Molunkus Existing P-FWs HMAs (expansion of P-FWs) Reed Plt. Macwahoc Plt.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Wildlife Management District #1 T10 R 6 WELS DWA# Acres 120008 39 120010 143 120262 39 120525 83

  13. Wildlife Management District #1 T11 R 7 WELS DWA# Acres 120482 286 120492 317 120495 212 120586 168

  14. Wildlife Management District #6 St. Croix Twp. DWA# Acres 120107 99

  15. DWA# Acres 120107 99 Wildlife Management District #6 T 8 R 3 WELS DWA# Acres 120102 297 120104 184

  16. Wildlife Management District #6 T D R 2 WELS DWA# Acres 120006 106

  17. Wildlife Management District #11 Reed Plt. (North) DWA# Acres 100047 783 100258 295

  18. Wildlife Management District #11 Reed Plt. (South) DWA# Acres DWA# Acres 100050 179 100267 346 100261 535 100268 103

  19. Wildlife Management District #11 Macwahoc Plt. DWA# Acres 100048 341

  20. Wildlife Management District #11 Upper Molunkus Twp. DWA# Acres DWA# Acres 100189 195 100246 492 100190 208 100256 319

  21. Wildlife Management District #11 T 3 R 4 WELS DWA# Acres 100242 94 100314 96 100315 236

  22. Wildlife Management District #11 T 4 R 3 WELS DWA# Acres 100064 162