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Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument kətä´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.

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