<< Back to News StoriesOpening Day Public Hike at Pleasant River Community Forest
|Pleasant River Community Forest Sign on the Cross Road in Columbia Falls.
The Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF), through its Downeast Rivers Land Trust (DRLT) program, has conserved this 418 acre property along the Pleasant and Eastern Little Rivers to encourage visitors into the woods to learn about the forest, its ecology, and how it can be managed to provide wood products and quality fish and wildlife habitat. The primary goals of the management of the 418-acre forest are to improve habitat for endangered Atlantic salmon and other native fish, wildlife and plant species. It is also our goal to maintain and improve public use and access, and demonstrate innovative and educational forestry management techniques. The southern 75 acres will remain “Forever Wild” and will not be developed or managed, other than to provide walking trails and a remote primitive campsite.
The road and trails on the property allow the public the opportunity to walk in the woods and along the river and streams, including a 2 mile loop through the woods and along the river. The property is open to the public year around and the public is encouraged to access the property for “traditional recreation uses”. The property is accessed from the Cross Road and the Western end of the Tibbettstown Road in Columbia Falls. Look for the Pleasant River Community Forest signs. For more information, check out our website www.mainesalmonrivers.org or call 483-4336.
For a Google map of the location paste the link below into your browser.http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?f=s&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=108175544802552860618.00048c63cc95b5906a5d0&ll=44.695627,-67.747192&spn=0.016504,0.045276&z=15