Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Breaking Island News

USA: Family of Celebrated Author Donates Private Island to Nature Conservancy

Outer Scott Island - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The family of the celebrated children’s author, Robert McCloskey, has donated a private island made famous in the 1952 novel “One Morning in Maine” to the Nature Conservancy

The daughters of celebrated U.S. children’s author, Robert McCloskey, have donated Outer Scott Island to the Nature Conservancy in Maine The 6.2-acre island, which had been …Read More: USA: Family of Celebrated Author Donates Private Island to Nature Conservancy

Governments buying Islands

USA: Maine Government Moves Closer to Preventing Development of Historic Island

House Island - Photo by CNN Money

Proposals to designate a historically-significant private island in Maine as a protected area were unanimously approved as plans to prevent the development of House Island gain momentum.

Portland’s Planning Board has voted unanimously to designate House Island with historical protections, as plans to prevent the island’s development gain momentum The decision is a considerable …Read More: USA: Maine Government Moves Closer to Preventing Development of Historic Island

Breaking Island News

USA: Mahoney Island Becomes Part of Maine’s Federal Wildlife Reserve

Maine Coastal Islands - Photo Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Mahoney Island is the latest island to join the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge – a joint initiative operated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has further consolidated its portfolio of state-owned coastal properties after purchasing Mahoney Island from a …Read More: USA: Mahoney Island Becomes Part of Maine’s Federal Wildlife Reserve

Development

USA: Could Cards Against Humanity’s Birch Island Extreme Sub-Division Plans be Illegal?

Birch Island, Maine, USA - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Controversy surrounds Chicago-based game company Cards Against Humanity it is revealed that plans to sub-divide a 6-acre private island in Maine into 250,000 separate lots may be illegal.

Birch Island, Maine, USA – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A private island in Maine’s Lake St. George has found itself at the …Read More: USA: Could Cards Against Humanity’s Birch Island Extreme Sub-Division Plans be Illegal?

Governments buying Islands

Maine: Conservation Group Moves Closer to Securing the Future of Much-Loved US Coastal Island

Maine Coastal Islands - Photo Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Yet another coastal island is in the cross-hairs of the conservationists – this time it’s High Island, a 22 acre private island located across the water from the picturesque town of St. George, Maine (USA).

High Island – Photo Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

The Maine coastal region has long …Read More: Maine: Conservation Group Moves Closer to Securing the Future of Much-Loved US Coastal Island

Governments buying Islands

USA: Land Trust Aims to Preserve Private Islands in Maine for Future Generations

The Gosling Islands, Maine - Photo Courtesy of PressHearald.com

After securing a substantial grant from the US government, a prominent land trust has moved closer to securing the future of the Goslings – a trio of uninhabited private islands in Maine

The Gosling Islands, Maine – Photo Courtesy of PressHearald.com

The Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) has this week moved one …Read More: USA: Land Trust Aims to Preserve Private Islands in Maine for Future Generations

Governments buying Islands

USA: Conservation Group Forced To Place Private Island Back on the Market

Just over one year since being snapped up by a conservation group, heart-shaped Harbor Island in Maine has once again been placed on the private island market.

Harbor Island, Maine – Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

As one of the key trends on the private island market, avid readers of Private …Read More: USA: Conservation Group Forced To Place Private Island Back on the Market

Environment

USA: Maine Residents Fight to Bring Private Island into Public Hands

Clapboard Island - Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Residents of Falmouth (Maine, USA) are working together in an exciting initiative to bring a private island in to public hands – but will they manage to raise the required USD 1.6 million in time?

Clapboard Island – Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

The residents of a small town on southern …Read More: USA: Maine Residents Fight to Bring Private Island into Public Hands

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