The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Unveils Untold Secret

November 13, 2019

For more information contact: Jim Britt at (207) 287-3156

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 states 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 were thankful to the Land for Maines Future Program for conserving many of Maines most iconic places. Were 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.


BPL provides environmental and economic benefits for the people of Maine by protecting and managing its most valued natural and cultural resources and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. With over 1.5 million acres in its care, including 48 state parks and historic sites, the Maine Public Lands, and conservation easements, BPL protects thousands of miles of hiking- and multi-use trails, ocean and lake beaches, swimming, camping and picnic sites and shelters, health and nature appreciation and outdoor recreation events and programs. For more information visit


This image and other Untold Secret photos are available to download

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