About PRFP

The Podooc Rare Forest Project is an experiment in creating a living museum Maine’s rare, endangered and extirpated native plant species. Over the coming years, the project is to be distributed along various sites throughout Lake George Regional Park making use of both existing and reclaimed habitats. As a living museum, the project will provide the public with a unique blend of educational and ADA compliant recreational experiences that seek to promote the health and well-being of individuals and an appreciation for the natural systems on which we all depend. As an ongoing research project, PRFP will host ecology and conservation research, while providing an essential communicative bridge between the general public and the efforts of scientists to recapture lost plant diversity of Maine’s forests.