Orono/Old Town, 1 mile from campus
Owner: University of Maine
History: The Smith Farm was acquired as part of the Original Demeritt Forest
Current Uses: The Smith Farm Property is part of the Caribou Bog – Penjajawoc Project land. The goals of the project include conserving land for recreation and maintaining a large, contiguous tract for wildlife habitat. The Property is subject to a conservation easement and all activities must be consistent with this easement. Recreational trails on this property are used by skiers, mountain bikers and walkers.
Potential Uses: The Property has been used in the past for research activity including the Vernal Pool LEAP study. Additional research activities are possible on this parcel.