Liz Thorndike

Private for Public

Open land is a gift, not a given

Unlike most states, Maine has a long tradition of public access to private land; but what that really means – and what private landowners expect – isn’t widely understood. Host Kris MacCabe will take listeners inside the long-standing yet delicate relationship between Maine’s owners and users – hearing from landowners about what motivates them to keep their property open for recreation and conservation, and in other cases getting the stories behind freshly-posted No Trespassing signs.

Meet the host: Kris MacCabe

Growing up in Maine, Kris always had a love for the outdoors whether he was hunting, fishing, or out on recreational vehicles. His enthusiasm for the outdoors inspired him to want to help protect Maine’s resources for future generations. In his current role as a Game Warden Corporal at Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Kris focuses on landowner relations and helps manage a program that provides support to Maine’s private landowners and offers resources for outdoor enthusiasts to be responsible when recreating on private land.

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