Up for Grabs

Each year thousands of men and women and families recreate on Maine’s Public Reserved Lands. Most of these visitors know only that the large green areas on the map promise them access to some of the state’s most magnificent places. Very few have any idea how Maine acquired them. Or that, as a conservation success, their acquisition (600,000 acres) rivals the celebrated purchase and gift to Maine people of Baxter State Park (210,000 acres) by Governor Percival Baxter.

With dramatic moments and colorful characters, author Thomas Urquhart takes readers from 1820 to the present, providing an engaging and informative overview of conservation and preservation in Maine.

Up for Grabs is the non-fiction selection novel for Read ME 2023.

Themes this
book addresses

  • Conservation
  • Land Management
  • Maine History

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