Here are some excellent thoughts on the issues of preserving public access to private land here in Maine including identifying what the issues are, and how to correct them.
Within the article it mentions the Rural Landscape Institute of Montana which can be found here -Rural Landscape Institute
Montana is in my opinion ahead of the game – the Rural Landscape Institute was created to create good relationships between landowners and the public, with a goal of educating both to preserve public access to private lands. The created two videos , one of which you can see below. I like the title – “Owning Eden” – Although some of it is relevant to Montana the general concept is very relevant to Maine. Take heed Roxanne!! – this is how it’s supposed to work. This is progressively years ahead of our current situation in Maine, and an idea we should certainly aspire to – preserving public access.
There is a link to watch the movie “Owning Eden” here.