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Friends of Acadia Journal

A Magazine about Acadia National Park and Surrounding Communities
Spring 2017 – Volume 22 No. 1

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The Friends of Acadia Journal is published three times a year. With features about Acadia National Park’s history, resources, and programs, news about Friends of Acadia’s projects and activities, and information about how to get involved, the Friends of Acadia Journal is a great way to stay connected to Acadia National Park, all year long. Membership in Friends of Acadia includes a subscription to the Journal.   Join Now »



Managing for a Wild Acadia in the 21st century: It takes broad collaboration to keep Acadia’s natural resources healthy in a changing world
By Abe Miller-Rushing, Brian Henkel, and Rebecca Cole-Will

Inspiring the Creative Mind: An artist gets a one-of-a-kind experience as the Acadia Centennial social media intern
By Jacquelyn Jenson

Walking on This Path: Serendipity helps set a new national park steward on a lifelong path
By Sierra Frisbie

Saving Our “Wow” Moments: Surveying transportation challenges and solutions around the national park system
By Stephanie Clement

The New Schoodic—Six Ways of Looking at a Peninsula: Fueled by Schoodic Woods and the Schoodic Education and Research Center, Acadia’s mainland district now boasts all kinds of experiences and resources
By Sam Coplon, Beverly Hawkins, Tom Walsh, Maureen Fournier, and David MacDonald


President’s Message: A Sustained Commitment to Acadia
Superintendent’s View: What 3.3 Means for You and Me
• Special Person: Earl Brechlin – Love of place, pure and simple
• Where in Acadia?
Spring 2017 Updates
• Recommended Reading


• Notes from Friends
• Where in Acadia?
• Updates
• Recommended Reading

Cover Photograph: The Porcupine islands seen from Dorr Point at Compass Harbor. Photograph by Tom Blagden.

Friends of Acadia is a membership and volunteer organization, and our work is significantly powered by volunteer effort. The Journal is no exception, and we are grateful to all of the writers and photographers who generously contribute their time and talents to our publication.

Thank you to our Journal sponsors:

Acadia Corporation
Anne’s Point Inn
Asticou Hotel
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop
Bar Harbor Historical Society
Bar Harbor Savings & Loan
Beal’s Lobster Pier
Bluenose Inn
Burdick & Associates Landscape Design  
Canon U.S.A.
Chapter Two
Coastal Kayaking Tours
Coplon Associates
Davis Agency
EverGreen Home & Hearth
Fair Trade Winds
Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars
The Gallery at Somes Sound
House Wine
Jackson Laboratory
John Williams Boat Company
Kimball Shop
Knowles Company
L.S. Robinson Company Insurance
Lynam Agencies
Machias Savings Bank
MDI Grows
MDI Hospital
Michael L. Ross Law Office
Mount Desert Islander
Nelson F. Goodwin Company
Oli’s Trolley
Seal Cove Auto Museum
Swan Agency Real Estate
Window Panes