National Park Service Not Planning Study into Quimby’s Park This Year 

A top federal official says the National Park Service has no plans in the coming year to study conservationist Roxanne Quimby’s proposal for a national park in the North Woods of Maine.Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine there is no effort under way for a park study. The Bangor Daily News reported that Salazar’s comments came Wednesday during an Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington.Quimby has offered to donate 70,000 acres of her land next to Baxter State Park to the National Park Service. Quimby and her supporters have pushed for a feasibility study for a national park.Collins told Salazar that the park effort is strongly opposed in Maine.The paper could not reach Quimby for comment.