Plum Creek Timberlands notified officials that it had operated its timber harvesting too close to a rare plant in the Moosehead Lake region.

The company reported the possible violation to the Forest Society of Maine which notified state agencies.

The forest society oversees an easement designed to ensure compliance measures placed on 363,000 acres of Plum Creek lands in the area. The easement was part of the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission’s approval of the forest development company’s controversial plan for the area, including the construction of 821 house lots and two resorts with 1,200 housing units at Big Moose Mountain and Lily Bay.

The society sent an inspection team that determined that the plant, the lesser wintergreen, had not been damaged. Alan Hutchinson, executive director of the society, said Plum Creek has been cooperating fully and is conducting its own review of the possible violation.

He said Plum Creek’s action showed that the easement was working.