Alexander/Crawford History

Town News

By John Dudley & Cassie Oakes

Did you know that over a third of the land in Alexander is under a Conservation Easement?  On May 26, 2005 a Conservation Easement was signed that affected 9,995 acres in Alexander.  New England Foresty Foundation in association with United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Loon Management and Enforcement) and Downeast Lakes Land Trust was the buyer and Typhoon.  LLC was the seller.  Among the allowed activities are forestry practices (wood harvesting) and recreation.  These blocks of wild land have traditionally been owned by out-of towns such as GP and Eastern Pulpwood.  Wagner Forest Management looks after the land for Typhoon and its forester is Travis Howard of Alexander.


That deed is found in book 3012, page 111 at the Washington County Registry of Deeds in Machias.  It transferred 312,000 acres in Penobscot and Washington counties.  That deed like most dealing with more than a few acres refers to the acreage as more or less.  As we learned in science, no measurement is exact.  Alexander has a total of 25,923 acres, more or less, likely less.