Maine Woods Forever is dedicated to protecting the legacy of Maine’s forests and woodlands. Our first on-the-ground initiative is the Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail, involving many people and groups interested in the historic, cultural and spiritual aspects of Henry David Thoreau’s Maine journeys, and the ways in which his views were influenced and shaped by the Penobscot Indian guides. We can be reached at P.O. Box 692, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426.

The Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail Committee was organized by Maine Woods Forever and is comprised of individuals from a wide range of organizations around the state. Members include:
Dick Anderson, International Appalachian Trail
John Banks, Penobscot Nation
Jennifer Barton, Maine Woods Forever
Bridget Besaw, Freelance Photographer
Joan Brown, Moosehead Lake Garden Club
Laura Brown, Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce
Liz Burroughs, Forest Society of Maine
Garrett & Alexandra Conover, North Woods Ways
Bart DeWolf, Elliotsville Plantation, Inc.
James Francis, Penobscot Nation
Maria Girouard, Penobscot Nation
Paul Haertel, Former Superintendent Acadia National Park
Mike Hermann, University of Maine, Orono
Eric Horschak, Elliotsville Plantation, Inc.
Don Hudson, Chewonki Foundation
Alan Hutchinson, Forest Society of Maine
Paul Johnson, Natural Resource Education Center
Judy Jones, Moosehead Area Garden Club
Mildred Kennedy, Natural Resource Education Center
Burnham Martin, National Park Service Rivers and Trails Program
Duke McKeil, Moosehead Marine Museum
Bonnie Newsom, Penobscot Nation
Butch Phillips, Penobscot Nation
Candy Russell, Moosehead Historical Society
Art Spiess, Maine Historic Preservation Commission
Jerry Stelmok, Island Falls Canoe Company
Rick Swan, Maine Rivers
Eric Ward, Natural Resource Education Center
John Willard, The Birches Resort

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