Check out this excellent Public Lands film

Maine’s Bureau of Parks and Lands has launched a great new film about out wonderful public lands. Here is the announcement which includes a link to the film, which I urge you to watch. It explains all the bureau and it’s excellent staff are doing for us.

The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Unveils Untold Secret
The film documents the over 600K acres of Maine Public Lands

AUGUSTA, Maine- The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) announced the launch of Untold Secret, a short film showcasing Maine Public Lands. The Untold Secret includes a full-length (21-minute) version and nine, one to three-minute segments, created to introduce viewers to over 600K acres of Maine Public Lands. The film features commentary from BPL leaders and state of the art cinematography, including breathtaking drone footage. The result is an incredibly detailed and birds-eye view of some of the most spectacular Maine Public Lands.

“Maine people are the owners and stewards of more than half a million acres of public lands, and, from hunting to fishing to hiking, these places have been and will be enjoyed by countless generations,” said Governor Janet Mills. “Experiencing and preserving the outdoors is an integral part of our heritage, it is who we are as a people, and it is a cornerstone of our state’s economy. Untold Secret builds on that legacy and encourages more people, visitors and Mainers alike, to explore our state’s public lands and to witness firsthand the unrivaled beauty of Maine.”

Untold Secret is a gorgeous introduction to Maine Public Lands, and this special project was led by the respected experts in the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands,” said Andy Cutko, Bureau Director. “We want everyone to know that these lands are a magnificent resource for the people of Maine. We are thankful to the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund for its support of this video, and we’re thankful to the Land for Maine’s Future Program for conserving many of Maine’s most iconic places. We’re proud to showcase the work we do, and we hope these videos will get more people outside and exploring these treasured places.”

Aspects of the Maine Public Lands shared through Untold Secret range from wildlife habitat and timber management, to outdoor recreation, ecological sensitivity, and unfettered public access. Untold Secret was paid for by a Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund grant and produced by 360 Media Ventures, a Portland, Maine, based content marketing company specializing in action and adventure videos. Recently retired BPL forester Vern Labbe spearheaded the project, with assistance from BPL staffers Doug Reed and Rex Turner.

Watch Untold Secret now on The full-length film and segments are available for free use by conservationists, producers, school systems, economic development offices, libraries, and anyone else wishing to share and educate others about this natural and cultural resource.





George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.