Plum Creek Fined

Moosehead Lake by Lee CourseyAt my readings and book signings, readers have asked me whether The Poacher's Son was inspired, in part, by the plans of Plum Creek Timber to develop thousands of acres of forestland around Moosehead Lake. My answer is that I conceived of the book long before Plum Creek announced its specific project, but that personally speaking, I can't support a proposal that means building private homes on unspoiled Lily Bay (or other remote lakes and ponds). That's especially true when the developer continues to have a spotty environmental record.