All Peregrine Falcon Nesting Areas to Open
Contact: Rebecca Cole-Will, 207-288-8728
Contact: Bruce Connery, 207-288-8726
The closures of Precipice, Valley Cove, and Jordan cliffs and adjacent areas and trails (i.e., Precipice, East Face, Jordan, and North Section of Flying Mountain Trails) will open on Friday August 1, 2014 in Acadia National Park was announced today by Superintendent Sheridan Steele today. Adult peregrine falcons at all three areas (Precipice, Jordan, Valley Cove) that occupied these nesting territories since March have successfully raised chicks that fledged approximately 5 weeks ago and are independent of both the cliff areas and adults. These areas were closed in March and May to support ongoing recovery efforts for the peregrine falcon in Maine, which is listed as an Endangered Species under the Maine Endangered Species Act.
Did You Know?
Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is a National Park Service site located within three hours of Acadia. Saint Croix commemorates the first French attempt at a permanent settlement in N. America. Explore the mainland site with an interpretive trail featuring bronze statues and waysides. More...