Where Community, Nature, and the Economy Meet: The Future of the Schoodic Region


Governor Angus King in his State of the State Address Jan. 23rd:

"If we lose our community, we lose our spirit, we lose our identity, we lose our soul, and we lose the things that make all else valuable. And if it's lost, all the taxes and government programs in the world won't bring it back." King concluded, "citizens at this time must make conscious choices to seize the future and to respond to the challenges and opportunities of change. . . ."

The workshop was held at Mountain View School, in Sullivan, Maine on Saturday, March 24, 2001. The goals were to:

1. Examine the issues and the strategies around the role of development and the future of the Schoodic area.

2. Deepen our understanding of the connection between communities, natural resources, and the economy.

3. Clarify a positive direction for our region and develop an action agenda that supports that vision.

4. Build common ground among diverse perspectives on how to move such an agenda forward

News: Fall, 2002 Acadia National Park News about Schoodic

2001 Conference Proceedings provide readers with an overview of the regions assets and possibility, as presented by Evan Richert, Director of the Maine State Planning Office, a summary of the findings from four focus groups and contact information for many of the planners and participants. (pdf format)

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For More Information:

Phone Hancock County Extension Office: 1-800-287-1479

Email Patricia Kontur Maine Rural Development Council


Schoodic Area League of Towns
Town of Winter Harbor
Town of Gouldsboro
Bangor HydroElectric Company
Maine Rural Development Council Hancock County Planning Commission
Schoodic Area Futures
Down East R C and D
Hancock County Soil, Water, and Conservation District
Route 1 Corridor
Coastal Acadia Development Corporation
UMaine Cooperative Extension
Maine State Planning Office
Eastern Maine Development Corp.
Schoodic Area Chamber of Commerce
Coastal Acadia Development Corp.
Down East Acadia Regional Tourism
Hancock County Commissioners
Mountain View Middle School