Bigelow Preserve

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Bigelow Preserve
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Bigelow Avery Peak Maine.JPG
Avery Peak on Mount Bigelow
Map of Maine showing the location of Bigelow Preserve
Map of Maine showing the location of Bigelow Preserve
Location Maine, United States
Nearest city Skowhegan, Maine
Coordinates 45°09′N 70°18′W / 45.150°N 70.300°W / 45.150; -70.300Coordinates: 45°09′N 70°18′W / 45.150°N 70.300°W / 45.150; -70.300
Area 36,000 acres (15,000 ha)
Established 1976
Governing body Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Official website

Bigelow Mountain Preserve is a 36,000 acres (15,000 ha) state-owned nature preserve in the western part of the U.S. state of Maine.[1][2] Located in Stratton, Maine, the preserve was created in 1976 in order to stop a proposed development of a ski resort in the area.[3] It is home to Mount Bigelow, one of Maine's highest mountains at an elevation of 4,145 feet (1,263 m), and Flagstaff Lake.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Bigelow". Mainely Hiking. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Bigelow Preserve Public Reserved Land". Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Retrieved May 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ Condon, Mark (July 2000). "Maine's Bigelow Preserve". Backpacker Magazine. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 


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