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Birding and Wildlife Viewing News ItemsCalendar Listings for the Week beginning September 21 - Freepress Online9/21/2017 8:16:46 AM
Calendar Listings for the Week beginning September 21 Freepress Online Enjoy views of the river, nosh on hors d'oeuvres, sip wine or local beer, and celebrate KELT being named Maine's 2017 Best Land Trust by readers of Down East magazine. ..... A community bird watching event will be held Sun., Sept. .... “Healing a River ... and more »
Endangered piping plovers held their own on Maine beaches this summer - Press Herald8/15/2017 4:10:51 AM
Press Herald Endangered piping plovers held their own on Maine beaches this summer Press Herald Maine beaches hosted at least 64 piping plover nests that yielded more than 100 fledged chicks this summer, a healthy showing despite initial concerns that a Caribbean hurricane might have killed some of the endangered birds . As of late last week, 101 ...
Some shorebirds won't be found at the shore at all in Maine - Bangor Daily News8/10/2017 7:07:28 PM
Bangor Daily News Some shorebirds won't be found at the shore at all in Maine Bangor Daily News The name “shorebirds” is just a blanket description for several different groups of birds that sometimes hang around the ocean shoreline. There are 38 species of shorebird that use Maine for at least part of the year. These include sandpipers, plovers, ... and more »
Derek Lovitch has published a great new Maine birding guide - Bangor Daily News5/18/2017 5:39:49 AM
Bangor Daily News Derek Lovitch has published a great new Maine birding guide Bangor Daily News Derek Lovitch's new birding guide, Birdwatching in Maine , is a must-have for all who love Maine's birds . The book is comprehensive, covering all the state's best bird watching places. I can tell you that he includes all the places where Linda and I ...
Moving from New York to rural Maine inspired this boy's love of birds - Bangor Daily News4/27/2017 1:24:53 PM
Bangor Daily News Moving from New York to rural Maine inspired this boy's love of birds Bangor Daily News His list of Aroostook County birds tops 250 species — his life list of birds tops 600. And as his father did for him, Bill instills a love of birds in others. Rich Hoppe, a retired wildlife biologist of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries ...
Boy travels hundreds of miles to find his favorite bird in Maine - Bangor Daily News2/2/2017 2:45:10 PM
Bangor Daily News Boy travels hundreds of miles to find his favorite bird in Maine Bangor Daily News Birding forums and social media sites were abuzz a couple weeks ago when a great gray owl, one of the largest species of owls in the world, was spotted hunting by Stud Mill Road in Milford, Maine . This rare occurrence drew birders and photographers ...
Hunting and Sport Fishing News ItemsTrump administration monument recommendations favor extraction over conservation - Bangor Daily News9/21/2017 11:45:05 AM
Bangor Daily News Trump administration monument recommendations favor extraction over conservation Bangor Daily News His recommendations for the Maine monument, which the Trump administration has not shared with the public but were leaked to The Washington Post, consist of two paragraphs. One of them, which emphasizes traditional uses such as hunting and fishing , ... Congress must challenge Ryan Zinke's attack on national monuments Seattle Times Interior chief urges shrinking 4 national monuments in West Wahpeton Daily News Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's Report to the President on National Monuments - DocumentCloud DocumentCloud all 60 news articles »
Far from simple advisors, Maine Guides preserve, create love of the outdoors - Bangor Daily News9/21/2017 1:50:00 AM
Far from simple advisors, Maine Guides preserve, create love of the outdoors Bangor Daily News In that first year, 1,700 people registered as Maine Guides. Today there are more than 4,000. Becoming a guide today involves written and oral tests as well as certification in first aide. Applicants must qualify in one or more of five specialties ...
Maine sporting camps offer fall enjoyment for hunters, vacationers alike - Bangor Daily News9/21/2017 1:43:34 AM
Bangor Daily News Maine sporting camps offer fall enjoyment for hunters , vacationers alike Bangor Daily News The experiences to be had at Maine sporting camps are as varied as they are similar. Whether your interest is hunting , fishing , or just plain relaxing, there's a camp for you. Bradford Camps, for instance, is a traditional three-season camp located on ... and more »
The SIX duck-hunting essentials (for beginners and pros alike) - Bangor Daily News9/21/2017 1:13:24 AM
The SIX duck- hunting essentials (for beginners and pros alike) Bangor Daily News Before anything else, said Dave Lorenz, owner of Old Town Trading Post in Old Town, Maine , you'll need to grab your hunting license and declare that you'll be hunting migratory birds. Then, you'll need to procure your “duck stamp” (regulations, fees ...
George Smith: Lessons from years fighting for the environment - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel9/20/2017 4:06:43 AM
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel George Smith: Lessons from years fighting for the environment Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel I am honored to be receiving an award at this year's Evening for the Environment sponsored by the Maine Conservation Voters. The award is the 2017 Harrison L. Richardson Environmental Leadership Award for “writing, speaking, advocating, and inspiring ...
Apple Culture: Sleuths encouraged to hunt for Maine's lost apples - Press Herald9/20/2017 4:05:31 AM
Press Herald Apple Culture: Sleuths encouraged to hunt for Maine's lost apples Press Herald What most excites me is the possibility that any tree could turn out to be one of the dozens of “lost” apple varieties that have vanished from the farms, yards and orchards of Maine . The need to find these varieties before the trees die – or the people ... and more »
Prospect of timber harvesting creates uncertainties for Katahdin Woods and Waters - Press Herald9/19/2017 3:38:15 AM
Press Herald Prospect of timber harvesting creates uncertainties for Katahdin Woods and Waters Press Herald Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to allow “active timber management” within Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is raising new questions about logging on the 87,500-acre swath of federal lands in Maine's North Woods. ... last ... Trump's Interior secretary wants to end logging, fishing bans on some national monuments USA TODAY Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's Report to the President on National Monuments - DocumentCloud DocumentCloud Shrink at least 4 national monuments and modify a half-dozen others, Zinke tells Trump Washington Post Wall Street Journal all 300 news articles »
OUTDOORS: Deer-hunting season approaches - The Patriot Ledger9/16/2017 8:55:15 PM
OUTDOORS: Deer- hunting season approaches The Patriot Ledger MassWildlife created the Youth Deer Hunt Day to allow young hunters to hunt deer with their own permit. Last week two friends, both formerly of East Bridgewater and now of Maine , contacted me with some deer hunting news. Skip Churchill sent a text ... and more »
Bean counter: On the hunt at our newest outdoors store - C-VILLE Weekly8/30/2017 7:40:06 AM
C-VILLE Weekly Bean counter: On the hunt at our newest outdoors store C-VILLE Weekly While L.L. Bean still has a whiff of the original hunting and fishing supplier that began in 1912 in Freeport, Maine , it isn't going to scratch the outdoor itch for everyone. Its hunting and fishing supplies are only available online and are not ...
Nature-Based Tourism News ItemsInterior secretary wants to keep Maine's Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument - Press Herald8/24/2017 11:07:53 PM
Press Herald Interior secretary wants to keep Maine's Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Press Herald Supporters argued that a monument would draw visitors – and therefore jobs – back to the region at a time when Maine's nature-based tourism industry is thriving. And those predictions were true, to some extent. In the year since the monument ... Presidential Executive Order on the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act The White House Interior secretary recommends Trump alter at least three national monuments, including Bears Ears Washington Post all 838 news articles »
AMC's rebuilt Medawisla Lodge adds to Moosehead's recreational venues - Mainebiz6/29/2017 10:51:25 AM
Mainebiz AMC's rebuilt Medawisla Lodge adds to Moosehead's recreational venues Mainebiz The Appalachian Mountain Club marks another milestone in its Maine Woods Initiative as it reopens Medawisla Lodge and Cabins near Greenville on July 1 following a multi-year rebuilding project. AMC reported that more than 50 local workers, including a ...
Maine House approves strict mining rules - Press Herald5/18/2017 4:25:33 PM
Press Herald Maine House approves strict mining rules Press Herald AUGUSTA — A bill proposing some of the nation's strictest environmental regulations for mining operations passed the Maine House on Thursday after a lengthy debate about whether metallic mines are compatible with Maine's nature-based tourism ... and more »
The Cultivator: Walter Graff and the Appalachian Mountain Club of Maine - Press Herald4/9/2017 4:05:39 AM
Press Herald The Cultivator: Walter Graff and the Appalachian Mountain Club of Maine Press Herald ... with the Forest Society of Maine and the Open Space Institute to acquire the 4,358-acre Silver Lake property. They're working with local partners and the state to invest $1.1 million into recreational trails, designed to boost the nature-based ...
Lawmakers to revisit Maine's rules for mining - Press Herald3/18/2017 4:06:37 AM
Lawmakers to revisit Maine's rules for mining Press Herald Opponents predict that the type of open pit mines used to extract such metals could contaminate rivers and streams that support the region's current economic engine – nature-based tourism and outdoor recreation – while potentially leaving behind a ...
Rural Maine towns that take charge have a better shot at success - Bangor Daily News12/8/2016 11:50:03 AM
Bangor Daily News Rural Maine towns that take charge have a better shot at success Bangor Daily News In the Greenville area, the goal is to develop the region into a premier, nature-based tourism destination. This vision didn't materialize immediately. It took years, and it took a handful of outside developments in the region — Plum Creek Timber Co ...
'We had to do it ourselves' - Bangor Daily News12/7/2016 6:32:41 AM
Bangor Daily News 'We had to do it ourselves' Bangor Daily News Plum Creek took its concept plan to the state's Land Use Regulation Commission, the state body that oversees development in Maine's Unorganized Territory, seeking to rezone thousands of acres of forest for development. By doing so, the company set off ...
Maine Huts & Trails hires state's tourism director - Mainebiz11/30/2016 11:13:11 AM
Mainebiz Maine Huts & Trails hires state's tourism director Mainebiz KINGFIELD — Maine Huts & Trails, a nonprofit that operates backcountry trails and eco-lodges in Maine's western mountains, announced Tuesday that Carolann Ouellette will take over as executive director in January 2017. "We are thrilled to welcome ... and more »
Maine's top tourism official stepping down to focus on Huts & Trails - Press Herald11/29/2016 10:55:09 AM
Press Herald Maine's top tourism official stepping down to focus on Huts & Trails Press Herald “In her, we found a seasoned leader with a lifetime of experience in all aspects of nature-based tourism ,” Peixotto said of Ouellette. “With a passion for western Maine , she has long been committed to contributing to the economy of the region by ... and more »
Outdoor Recreation News ItemsInterior secretary urges shrinking four national monuments - Houston Herald9/20/2017 10:13:33 AM
Houston Herald Interior secretary urges shrinking four national monuments Houston Herald Zinke's plan also would allow logging at a newly designated monument in Maine and urges more grazing, hunting and fishing at two sites in New Mexico. It also calls for a new assessment of border-safety risks at a monument in southern New Mexico. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's Report to the President on National Monuments - DocumentCloud DocumentCloud all 61 news articles »
Foundation funds 12 children's health projects in Maine - Mainebiz9/19/2017 11:59:56 AM
Foundation funds 12 children's health projects in Maine Mainebiz Maine Woods Community Youth and Environment Program ($7,500): To provide environmental education and outdoor recreation opportunities for physical, mental and academic benefits to K-12 youth in rural Piscataquis County. Dunk the Junk, Caribou.
Our View: Leaked monument report feeds sense of uncertainty - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel9/19/2017 4:26:22 AM
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel Our View: Leaked monument report feeds sense of uncertainty Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel And that uncertainty is the biggest danger of the destructive and unnecessary process that has been unleashed on the region by the Trump administration and its allies here in Maine . Tentative steps toward expanding the outdoor recreation economy in an ... Rep. Poliquin says Secretary Zinke Strikes the Right Balance WAGM Interior chief urges shrinking 4 national monuments in West Washington Post US Interior Chief Urges Changes to National Monuments: Report U.S. News & World Report TIME - DocumentCloud - Washington Post - Wall Street Journal all 300 news articles »
Where in the woods am I? Trout Brook Mountain - Bangor Daily News9/18/2017 10:19:28 AM
Bangor Daily News Where in the woods am I? Trout Brook Mountain Bangor Daily News ... prize possible each week! To enter the contest, all you have to do is guess where in Maine I hiked over the weekend. ... Aislinn is a Bangor Daily News reporter for the Outdoors pages, focusing on outdoor recreation and Maine wildlife. Visit her ... and more »
Aroostook Outdoor News: 9.15.17 edition - Bangor Daily News9/15/2017 2:23:20 PM
Bangor Daily News Aroostook Outdoor News: 9.15.17 edition Bangor Daily News Explore Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and view the amazing night sky over Maine's tallest mountain. Activities include: guided Barnard Mountain hike, guided mountain bike ride into Orin Falls, campfire chats and s'mores, guided night sky ...
Alan Hutchinson, 'champion' of land conservation in Maine, dies at age 70 - Press Herald8/30/2017 6:26:40 PM
Press Herald Alan Hutchinson, 'champion' of land conservation in Maine , dies at age 70 Press Herald During his 20 years as executive director of the Forest Society of Maine , Hutchinson played a major role in conserving more than 1 million acres in Maine at a time when the state's timber industry, land ownership and outdoor recreation trends were ... and more »
Family celebrates 20 years in Baxter State Park, dinosaurs and all - Bangor Daily News8/30/2017 7:27:16 AM
Bangor Daily News Family celebrates 20 years in Baxter State Park, dinosaurs and all Bangor Daily News I usually go on the most challenging hike the group plans each year, and most of the time, that's a hike up Katahdin, Maine's tallest mountain at 5,267 feet above sea level. But this year, I bowed out of the daylong trek for a shorter climb up Sentinel ...
I'll be at the new Life Happens Outside Festival this weekend! - Bangor Daily News8/25/2017 11:03:45 AM
Bangor Daily News I'll be at the new Life Happens Outside Festival this weekend! Bangor Daily News In its first year, the festival has drawn an impressive list of vendors and sponsors, including L.L.Bean, Sterling Rope, Maine Yoga (which will be offering yoga programs throughout the festival), Outdoor Sport Institute, Adventure Bound, Sail Maine ...
Map of coastal Maine farmers' markets expanding from Down East to midcoast - Bangor Daily News8/25/2017 6:24:52 AM
Bangor Daily News Map of coastal Maine farmers' markets expanding from Down East to midcoast Bangor Daily News “We'll be going from seven markets to probably … pushing 25,” Maine Federation of Farmers' Markets director Leigh Hallett said. “Someday I hope we have a vastly expanded project, but for now, I think this is going to be a really beautiful map ... and more »
Zinke's decision to keep Maine monument worth celebrating - Bangor Daily News8/24/2017 12:35:12 PM
Bangor Daily News Zinke's decision to keep Maine monument worth celebrating Bangor Daily News The review of the monument by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is complete, and first indications, according to those who are familiar with Zinke's report, are that Maine's national monument will not be reduced in size, nor eliminated. One ... Groups make last-minute push to save national monument areas The Courier Tribal coalition joins blitz to save national monument areas Minneapolis Star Tribune Katahdin Region business owner glad national monument is here to stay Mainebiz WCSH-TV - The White House - Washington Post all 838 news articles »