Land Conservation and Liquidation Harvesting Forum

Scheduled for October 27

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Striking a Balance organizers announce that the fourth forum in an on-going series has been scheduled to take place at the VFW Hall on the Washington Junction Road from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27.  Topics included in this forum are land conservation and liquidation harvesting.  Participants must register by Friday, October 21.  A registration fee of $17.00 will include a light meal and materials.  Please note that doors will open at 5:00 for dinner; the program will begin at promptly 6:00 p.m.   


The first portion of the evening's program will include several panelists from local land trusts who will briefly discuss work conducted locally and the advantages or disadvantages of land conservation.  The second portion of the program offers the differing perspectives of two land assessors, one working in Down East coastal communities, and the other largely forested areas in Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) jurisdictions from an office based at the Bureau of Taxation in the Revenue Services Department in Augusta.  Finally, the Maine Forest Service will give the department’s position on Rule 123, related to liquidation harvesting. 


Striking a Balance was developed to address land use issues related to personal property rights and subdivision development in Hancock County.  Striking a Balance has been very well received in Hancock County, often attracting more than 100 participants consisting of municipal officials, real estate agents, code enforcement officers, developers, students and members of the community at large.  Partners in this ambitious effort include the Hancock County Planning Commission, Down East Resource, Conservation and Development Council, Gouldsboro Planning Board, and the Union River Watershed Coalition. 


To register or for more information, please contact Sherry Churchill, HCPC Planner, at 667-7131 or



Sherry Churchill, Environmental Planner

Hancock County Planning Commission

395 State Street

Ellsworth, ME  04605

207-667-7131 (voice)

207-667-2099 (fax)