Gray, 131 miles from campus
41 acres and 48 acres, respectively
Owner: University of Maine Foundation
History: The Gates lots are located directly across from one another across RT 115. They are part of the green endowment lands and were gifted to the Foundation in 2002. A portion of the Gates 2 lot is leased to the Gray Water District which has drinking water well head on the property. The Gates 1 lot was harvested in 2010 and the Gates 1 lot was harvested in 2018.
Current Uses: This is one of the few university forest properties that is not open to hunting due to the wishes of the donor. The property is primarily managed for timber income and wildlife. The Vector born disease program is monitoring tick populations on this property.
Potential Uses: Additional research projects are possible on this property, particularly involving oak which is a large component of the Gates 2 lot. Gates 1 is hemlock- and pine-dominated.