An Act to Make Adjustments to the Allagash Wilderness Waterway (2006)

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the creation of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, but legislation was introduced that threatens the wilderness character of this spectacular and rare resource. The 1966 bond measure approved overwhelmingly by Maine voters established the clear goal of enhancing the “maximum wilderness character” of the waterway. Some progress has been made in achieving this goal, but this legislation transforms six bridges into permanent structures, locks into statute 11 summer vehicular and 19 snowmobile access points, requires legislative approval of the waterway’s management plan and overrules the consensus-based 2003 “River Drivers Stakeholder’s Agreement.”

Senate Votes

District Name Vote

House Votes

District Name Vote
109 Susan M. W. Austin
140 Christopher W. Babbidge
101 Richard M. Cebra
16 Margaret M. Craven
34 John L. Martin
95 H. Sawin Millett Jr.
31 Anne C. Perry
32 Joseph C. Perry Sr.
143 John L. Tuttle