FARMINGTON — Maine officials will hold a public meeting about the state’s plans for 12,000 acres of public land near Crocker Mountain.

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Bureau of Parks and Lands will host the meeting Wednesday at the University of Maine’s Farmington campus. The meeting will focus on the state’s Crocker Mountain Management Plan, which will steer the state’s management of the land. Eight-thousand of the acres are located west of Sugarloaf Mountain and the other 4,000 are south of Sugarloaf.

State officials say the management plan will be effective until June 2022. The area includes a 9.7-mile piece of the Appalachian Trail corridor and includes snowmobile and ATV trails. Officials say part of the land must be designated as an ecological reserve.

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