A conservation group’s decade-long goal to create a 10-mile “wildlife corridor” from Schoodic Mountain in Sullivan, Maine to the Schoodic Peninsula has received another boost, according to an article on EllsworthAmerican.com.
The Frenchman Bay Conservancy – a nonprofit land trust that maintains 25 miles of year-round public access hiking trails – recently received a $5,000 grant to conduct a natural resource inventory and develop a management plan for newly acquired property on the Schoodic Peninsula.
Schoodic Peninsula is a peninsula in Down East Maine. It is located four miles east of Bar Harbor and contains roughly 5 percent of Acadia National Park.
The 10-mile-long corridor from Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor to the Tunk/Donnell Maine State Reserves is made up of a series of stepping stones along the corridor for wildlife passage and public access. Conservancy officials say once a management plan is developed and trails are created, the conservancy will open the preserve to the public for recreational use.