What in the world makes Gov. Le-Page think that if – and that is a big if – the federal government reverses the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument designation that he will have any control over those 87,000-plus acres?

It was not his to begin with. It was not his to determine how it was to be used and by whom. Prior to the designation, the public had access to the acreage only by the good graces of the Quimby family.

If we do lose the national monument designation, and all the good things that could come from that, it should revert to private property, not to Le-Page’s control.

Sari Varney