- Associated Press - Saturday, June 25, 2016

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) - Maine officials will meet with the public to discuss a planned timber harvesting project in a wildlife management area.

The project is scheduled to begin this summer at the 1,000-acre Jamies Pond Wildlife Management Area. The property is located in Hallowell, Farmingdale and Manchester and hasn’t been harvested for timber in more than 10 years.

The Kennebec Journal (https://bit.ly/28RnxOy ) reports several people have expressed concerns about the project to elected officials. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says it hopes the meeting can help residents understand the project.

The meeting is slated for June 29 in Hallowell.

The plan includes the removal of some trees to allow younger trees to grow and increase foraging opportunities for animals such as deer, snowshoe hare and turkey.

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