If Henry David Thoreau were alive today we believe he would advocate for the creation of the 3.2 million acre Maine Woods National Park, and rally people to work together to make the park a reality.
It is with this spirit the Maine Woods National Park Photo-Documentation Project provides inspiration, education, and motivation, through photographs and words, to encourage society to work together with determination and cooperation to create the Maine Woods National Park for the benefit of life, human and wild, and the protection of our natural world and planet overall.
We have the opportunity to explore and preserve the untamed land upon which Thoreau walked 150 years ago. Creating the 3.2 million acre park in the 10 million acre heart of Maine’s Great North Woods will protect the largest undeveloped region east of the Mississippi. The proposed Maine Woods National Park would encompass an area larger than Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks combined.
"Maine's northern forest and its denizens have served man well for centuries, providing food, jobs, and security for a burgeoning state and nation. Now it is time to reward this forest and its wildlife with a safe home for its future. We owe this forest and wildlife with our lives. They deserve to live in peace. We hope our words and images move you to support the creation of the Maine Woods National Park."
The Maine Woods National Park Photo-Documentation Project is the vision of conservationists, and professional wildlife photography team, Thomas Mark Szelog and Lee Ann Szelog. The Project captures the splendor of the proposed Maine Woods National Park and its riches that deserve protection and will be showcased in a compelling book and traveling fine-art photography exhibit. This website allows you to follow the journey and learn how to support the creation of the proposed park. The Szelogs also conduct a multi-media presentation about the proposed Maine Woods National Park; for more information about the presentation, please click below:
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Sponsor the Project
Participate in this exciting Project and be a member of the generation that helps create America's next national park by sponsoring The Maine Woods National Park Photo-Documentation Project. Your sponsorship support will allow the Szelogs to continue educating and rallying people to make the Maine Woods National Park a reality. By working together we possess the power to save what could be lost forever. Thank you for your kind consideration.
In the News
Sun Journal: Couple Makes Case for North Woods National Park
The Zone Radio - Pulse Morning Show
New England Cable News: Photographer Raises Support for a Maine Woods National Park
New Hampshire Public Radio Word of Mouth: The Crusade For A New National Treasure
Portland Press Herald Op-Ed: Maine Woods National Park Would Help Protect our Future as a Species
FOX -23 TV, Good Day Maine: Nature's Gifts from the Maine Woods National Park Photo-Documentation Project.
Kennebec Journal: Photo team gets award for work about forest