‘Monumental’ – A Journey through Katahdin Woods and Waters

On August 24th in 2016, 87,563-acres of land in the heart of Maine was designated the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument by President Barack Obama. Although met with controversy on all sides, the area had yet been explored on a large scale. In September 2017, a team of four Maine-born photographers set out on a three-part journey through Katahdin Woods and Waters to investigate. The goal? To refocus attention from the debate back onto why the monument was created in the first place: to protect and encourage public access to Maine’s outdoor resources. The short film Monumental showcases the area’s sweeping beauty and undeniable value to outdoor enthusiasts.

Katahdin Woods and Waters comprises miles of serene forest, winding rivers, and exquisite mountain peaks. The vast land is adjacent to Baxter State Park and was donated by the Quimby Family Foundation in addition to funds that would jumpstart its establishment. The location boasts premier hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, camping, hunting, fishing, kayaking, wildlife viewing, and sightseeing.

Save the Date! IAT Annual Meeting Shin Pond Village May 3 – 5

Mark your calendars! May 3 – 5 Maine IAT members and friends will be gathering at Shin Pond Village for the Maine IAT’s annual meeting!
There will be a very full agenda with many interesting presentations. We are working on finalizing the program and will be keeping you informed. A registration form with further details will be sent out very soon.
For now, be sure to put the dates on your calendar!Mai