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Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monumentkətä´dĭn, 87,500 acres (35,400 hectares), N central Maine, est. 2016. Located E of Baxter State Park (the site of Mt. Katahdin) along the East Branch of the Penobscot River, it encompasses mountains and wilderness in Maine's North Woods. The area is home to black bear, moose, white-tailed deer, snowshoe hare, brook trout, and lynx, as well as ruffed grouse, bald eagle, and many other bird species. The land was donated by Elliotsville Plantation, a foundation established by Roxanne Quimby. See National Parks and Monuments (table).

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