At the end of June, my partner, Jackie, and I went on a bird watch in the North Woods with the Natural Resources Council of Maine. We were curious about the land that is being proposed for a new national park, and this was a good way to see it.

We went in on bumpy logging roads, enjoying the forest and meadow lands surrounding us. It really is beautiful, unspoiled, natural wilderness. We saw some great birds, including a Swainson’s thrush, a blue-headed vireo, a hermit thrush and several warblers, among others.

We hope that our congressional delegation will consider carefully the offer from Elliotsville Plantation Inc. to donate this land for a national park. We need to be thinking now about how to preserve unspoiled, wild land for the next generations to enjoy.

Anita B. Jones