Question 3: $5-Million Land Bond

Question 3: Do you favor a $5,000,000 bond issue to purchase land and conservation easements statewide from willing sellers for public land and water access, conservation, wildlife or fish habitat and outdoor recreation, including hunting and fishing and deer wintering areas, and to preserve working farmland and working waterfronts to be matched by at least $5,000,000 in private and public contributions?

The entire amount of money for this bond would be expended by the Department of Conservation (now part of the newly created Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry) through the Land for Maine’s Future board.

The money would go toward acquiring land, water access, wildlife and fish habitat (including deer wintering areas), outdoor recreation (including hunting and fishing) and preservation of working farmland and working waterfront.

The voters guide notes that bond funds expended for conservation, recreation, farmland and public access to water must be matched with an equivalent amount of funding in public and private contributions.

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