Seboomook Unit - Management Plan

The Bureau of Parks and Lands, has developed a 15-year management plan for approximately 50,000 acres of lands known as the Seboomook Unit.

The links below relate to the management plan for the Seboomook Public Reserved Land in Somerset and Piscataquis Counties. To read these files, you will need a copy of the free Adobe Reader. Download a free copy here.

Plan Update and Review

The Bureau is conducting the first Five-Year Review of the 2007 Seboomook Region Management Plan covering the period from 2007 through 2012. The plan guides management activities by the Bureau on public lands at the Seboomook and Canada Falls Unit (Pittston Academy Grant, Soldiertown Twp, Plymouth Two, Seboomook Twp, and Little W Twp); the St. Johns Ponds (T4R17 WELS); Baker Lake (T7R17 WELS); and Big Spencer Mountain (TR14 WELS and T2R13 WELS). The Integrated Resource Policy (IRP) requires that the Bureau, at five year intervals, report to the Advisory Committee on accomplishments and changing conditions that may warrant amendments to the plan.

The Five-Year Review is prepared in a table format. It is linked as a PDF below under Management Plan Documents. It:

  • Lists plan recommendations (left column), and
  • Actions taken (right column) to implement each recommendation, and
  • Identifies, from the Bureau's perspective, any new issues or circumstances that were not addressed in the plan that may warrant Committee discussion or action (at end of table).

The Five-Year Review table was sent to Advisory Committee members on August 6, 2013.

  • If the Advisory Committee does not identify any new issues or circumstances that warrant Committee input or action, the Bureau will notify the Committee that the 5-year review process is completed.
  • If any of the Advisory Committee members identifies new issues or circumstances that, in their opinion, may require an amendment to the plan, or that should be discussed with the Committee prior to the Bureau taking action without amending the plan, then the Bureau will seek Committee comment through correspondence or a meeting.
    • Depending on Committee input, a decision will be made to:
      • Formally amend the plan, or
      • Take action without amending the plan.
    • If a decision is made to formally amend the plan, the Bureau will hold a public meeting to:
      • Gather public input on the proposed amendment(s),
      • Document public comments and Division responses, and
      • Adopt the plan amendment.
    • If a decision is made to take action without amending the plan, the Bureau will:
      • Document the Committee discussion and the specific actions that can be taken without a plan amendment.
  • For the Seboomook Unit Plan, the Bureau has identified two new issues that Bureau staff believe can be addressed without a Plan amendment, but about which we are seeking Advisory Committee member comments prior to taking action. These are listed at the end of the 5-year Review Table. It is linked as a PDF below under Management Plan Documents. Please direct your comments or questions to Kathy Eickenberg.

For more information:

Kathy Eickenberg
Chief of Planning, Acquisitions & Special Services
Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
22 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
(207) 287-4911
Fax: (207) 287-3823

The links below relate to the management plan for the Seboomook Public Reserved Land in Somerset and Piscataquis Counties.

Management Plan Documents