AUGUSTAAn open meeting scheduled for tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the University of Maine in Farmington on the future of parks and public lands in the western mountains region of Maine has been canceled due to weather.

The meeting before the state Bureau of Parks and Lands is rescheduled to Tuesday, Dec. 14, according to bureau officials. It will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the University of Maine in Farmington, Thomas Auditorium, 173 High St. A map of the campus is available to download.
The public will be able to comment on a management plan that will guide the bureau’s management of state parks and public lands for the next 15 years in the region, which includes the Rangeley Lakes area and the rugged, mountainous Mahoosuc region. Maps of the final draft plans are available online.
BPL-managed parks and lands in the plan include Rangeley Lake State Park, Bald Mountain in Oquossoc, Richardson Lakes Public Lands, Four Ponds Public Lands, Grafton Notch State Park and Mahoosuc Public Lands.
An advisory committee including representatives of recreation and conservation groups as well as abutting landowners and others with expertise in the region helped with the draft report.