One of those opponents was Peter Triandafillou, vice president of Huber Resources Corp., who said his company hasn't sold any land to be used for a proposed national park, so he was surprised to see about 6,200 acres of its holdings on a park proponent's map within the proposal's 150,000-acre boundaries.
"Anybody can draw a line on a map.
But from my perspective, I am not pleased about being included in a project that I am not a part of and don't necessarily favor," Triandafillou
, whose land management company grows trees for the forest products industry, said.
had no intention of selling Huber's land.
Like many park opponents, he
feared the park would do harm to his
business by bringing with it increased federal regulations.
"It limits options," Triandafillou
, who runs a wood merchandising and handling facility near the proposed park, said he
can see the park restricting his
ability to run logging trucks from his
"When in close proximity to a park, if you propose a significant industrial development, you know there are going to be all kinds of people who wouldn't have shown up before who are going to come and protest it," Triandafillou
believes that, with its proximity to the Golden Road, rail lines, hydroelectric generation facilities and Interstate 95, Millinocket and the Katahdin
region remain "a strategic place that could probably be redeveloped for value-added manufacturing."
"It is within a day's drive of some of the largest markets on the planet," he