Plum Creek Plans to Move Forward 

Plum Creek Timber Co. has accepted regulators’ conditions for its large-scale development plan for the Moosehead Lake region that calls for nearly 1,000 house lots, two large resorts and more than 400,000 acres of land conservation. Now the Land Use Regulation Commission staff will craft additional documents outlining the plan’s implementation. The final Mplan is expected to be put up for final approval early next year. LURC in September gave its approval to Plum Creek’s proposal, including a controversial plan to develop a resort on Lily Bay, an unspoiled area that conservationists wanted left alone. The project has drawn vocal criticism since it was first proposed 3 years ago. Opponents say the development is too large and out of character for the region, while supporters say it will bring much-need economic development to the region.