Leadership Grant

Evaluating Potential of Conservation Lands in Rural Downeast Maine, Year 2

$30,000 awarded to Maine Department of Conservation in

This grant provides a second year of funding for Misha Mytar’s position as Senior Planner in Maine’s Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands.  Misha’s work focuses on enhancing the economic and community development potential of conservation lands in rural downeast Maine.  Misha’s work for this second year will continue to involve acting as a bridge between local and state-level planning needs.  This region of Maine has great potential for economic development based on the amount of conservation lands acquired in recent years and the corresponding potential for nature-based tourism.  Misha provides needed state staff resources while continuing to be an active participant in local initiatives in this remote area.