PHOTO: A Google map shows the location of the property transferred from Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust to Rangeley Lake State Park. (Submitted photo)
RANGELEY – Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust has transferred an eight-acre parcel on the southern shoreline of Rangeley Lake to Rangeley Lake State Park.
The trust acquired the property, which is on the north side of South Shore Drive, in 2015. Restrictions prevent its subdivision and development, and it’s largely sloped, wet and rocky. The run-off, mini-wetlands, tree snags, and decay are clear indicators this property is a tiny ecosystem along a populated shoreline, the trust said.
RLHT transferred the property to the state mark because the move made sense economically and environmentally, officials said. The property remains conserved and is now congruently managed as part of the RLSP forestry management plan.