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Birding and Wildlife Viewing News ItemsPeaceful day in a wildlife refuge turns into birder bonanza - Bangor Daily News11/9/2017 9:52:52 AM
Bangor Daily News Peaceful day in a wildlife refuge turns into birder bonanza Bangor Daily News National Wildlife Refuges are way-cool places to go birding . As enlightened rangers will tell you: National Parks are for people; Refuges are for critters. Some of the best birding in America takes place in NWRs. Maine has some great ones. There's ...
Hunters who also bird say one activity helps the other - Press Herald11/5/2017 4:03:13 AM
Press Herald Hunters who also bird say one activity helps the other Press Herald “I had always fished and spent a lot of time outside,” King said, “but it seemed a bit daunting to try to identify the hundred of bird species in Maine . But they said, 'Sure you can. Right now you can probably name 25.' And I could. “The next four ...
Birding: Off-season birding begins: Arrival of winter migrants - Cape Cod Times11/3/2017 5:19:23 PM
Cape Cod Times Birding : Off-season birding begins: Arrival of winter migrants Cape Cod Times Biologists from Biodiversity Research Institute in Portland, Maine , partnered with the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island state biologists to deploy 38 satellite transmitters in Long Island Sound in March 2016. They will continue to monitor ... and more »
It was a great honor to receive this environmental leadership award - Bangor Daily News10/27/2017 5:00:09 AM
Bangor Daily News It was a great honor to receive this environmental leadership award Bangor Daily News I also helped lobby for many other important pieces of legislation, from bills to help Maine immigrants to the mining and public lands bills. If you have the time, you really can be effective at the legislature as an individual. Believe it or not, we ... and more »
Funny new video series stars Maine wildlife biologists, game wardens - Bangor Daily News9/27/2017 12:48:34 PM
Bangor Daily News Funny new video series stars Maine wildlife biologists, game wardens Bangor Daily News A campaign launched earlier this month by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is grabbing people's attention through comical videos, quizzes and other online content focused on the Maine outdoors. Entirely digital, this campaign is a ...
Hunting and Sport Fishing News ItemsState's $8.2 billion outdoor industry could get boost from 30-member Maine Outdoor Brands alliance - Press Herald11/21/2017 9:30:07 AM
Press Herald State's $8.2 billion outdoor industry could get boost from 30-member Maine Outdoor Brands alliance Press Herald He'd like to see the state's outdoor image expand to include sailing, lakes and ponds, hiking, hunting and fishing . And he said he wants to help. “Outdoor recreation in Maine is something like an $8 billion-a-year business, which is a significant part ... and more »
Letter to the editor: Birding adds joy to exploring Maine - Press Herald11/19/2017 4:16:43 AM
Press Herald Letter to the editor: Birding adds joy to exploring Maine Press Herald Deirdre Fleming's Nov. 5 story about deer hunters who enjoy birding was right on the mark. My wife, Linda, and I started birding 12 years ago, and I wish we'd started much sooner. Birding adds so much to our trips, and we now often travel just to see ...
What you should know about exploring Sears Island, a treasure of midcoast Maine - Bangor Daily News11/18/2017 11:08:58 AM
Bangor Daily News What you should know about exploring Sears Island, a treasure of midcoast Maine Bangor Daily News “It's wonderful right now because at least 601 acres is always protected, to be used for low impact recreation and education and enjoyment,” said Susan White, President of Friends of Sears Island, a nonprofit organization with the mission to protect ...
Clinton Townsend's Memoir is Amazing - Bangor Daily News11/16/2017 5:04:29 AM
Bangor Daily News Clinton Townsend's Memoir is Amazing Bangor Daily News But then he met a new Dr. who happened to be a fly fishing addict and who located in Maine specifically to fish the Kennebec. And she told Bill it would be okay to go if he gave himself plenty of time to rest. So of course, he went, but he forgot to ... and more »
How Maine's Medicaid Expansion Campaign Got to Yes - The American Prospect11/13/2017 1:45:08 PM
The American Prospect How Maine's Medicaid Expansion Campaign Got to Yes The American Prospect Imagine that expanding Medicaid coverage to tens of thousands of people somehow meant that hunting and fishing licenses would be more expensive. Fearing a price hike, hunters and fishermen would surely surge to the polls in off-year election to vote no ... and more »
Maine lags in providing state park access to people with disabilities - Press Herald11/12/2017 4:08:36 AM
Press Herald Maine lags in providing state park access to people with disabilities Press Herald Don Simoneau was paralyzed in 1982 but has continued to hunt and fish near his home outside Augusta. He does neither on state land, though. He said there is little fishing opportunity in Maine for someone in a wheelchair, and no access to hunting ... and more »
Nature-Based Tourism News ItemsLetter: A healthy ocean is crucial for Maine - The Forecaster11/13/2017 8:28:31 AM
Letter: A healthy ocean is crucial for Maine The Forecaster Reducing funds for NOAA would impact Maine's tourism industry, as well as the option of safe seafood for Maine's population. Maine has nearly 3,500 miles of coastline and more than 3,100 off-shore islands. It is most famous for its lobster harvesting ...
katahdin, moosehead lakes - Lewiston Sun Journal11/5/2017 11:22:46 AM
katahdin, moosehead lakes Lewiston Sun Journal While it might be nice to think Maine can be preserved as ever wild, nice is not always achievable. The concept of nature-based tourism is not new, but it is expanding into more and greater areas of wilderness as development creeps across our forests ...
Interior 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 The designation in Maine followed years of intense, sometimes bitter debate over the future of the Katahdin region and what role, if any, a national park or monument could play in reviving an economy spiraling from paper mill closures. Supporters ... 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 economy ... House May Need to Vote Again on GOP Obamacare Repeal Bill Bloomberg all 315 news articles »
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 Just a few months ago, AMC joined 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 ...
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 ...
'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 Rinard's work with the Appalachian Mountain Club is another example of how a nature-based tourism economy could look. Since 2003, the club has purchased and conserved about 70,000 acres in Maine's 100-Mile Wilderness region, started a sustainable ...
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 It's a position where the goals of the organization closely align with my personal and professional goals, and I am excited to be joining a team that shares my passion for Maine ." Ouellette is an avid traveler and resides in Hallowell and Jackman ... 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 The head of the state office responsible for marketing Maine's $5 billion tourism industry is stepping down to take a position with a nonprofit that operates a system of backcountry trails and lodges. Carolann Ouellette has served as director of the ... and more »
Outdoor Recreation News ItemsRagged Mountain conservation effort wins $500K Land for Maine's Future grant - Mainebiz11/21/2017 11:13:51 AM
Ragged Mountain conservation effort wins $500K Land for Maine's Future grant Mainebiz According to the trust's website, the project "will permanently conserve open space and critical wildlife habitat on and around Ragged Mountain, while also securing and expanding two benefits essential to the community: pure drinking water and ...
State's $8.2 billion outdoor industry could get boost from 30-member Maine Outdoor Brands alliance - Press Herald11/21/2017 9:30:07 AM
Press Herald State's $8.2 billion outdoor industry could get boost from 30-member Maine Outdoor Brands alliance Press Herald He'd like to see the state's outdoor image expand to include sailing, lakes and ponds, hiking, hunting and fishing. And he said he wants to help. “ Outdoor recreation in Maine is something like an $8 billion-a-year business, which is a significant part ... Maine's outdoor businesses join forces to help economy WGME Maine outdoors companies form alliance Foster's Daily Democrat all 5 news articles »
Maine Outdoors Companies Form Alliance to Boost Business - U.S. News & World Report11/20/2017 1:56:02 PM
Maine Outdoors Companies Form Alliance to Boost Business U.S. News & World Report PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Seeking to leverage the state's rugged outdoor heritage, outdoor-focused companies from L.L. Bean to dehydrated food maker Good To-Go announced Monday that they've created a trade alliance named Maine Outdoors Brands to boost ... and more »
The Great Outdoors: Outdoor enthusiasts should consider AMC - Seacoastonline.com11/19/2017 11:11:04 PM
The Great Outdoors: Outdoor enthusiasts should consider AMC Seacoastonline.com Check out their Conservation Blog for the latest news. To get active and speak up for the outdoors, join AMC's Conservation Action Network at the right to receive timely alerts of when your voice will make a big difference. The Maine Woods Initiative ... and more »
Land for Maine's Future awards Ragged Mountain project $500000 - PenBayPilot.com11/19/2017 9:44:24 AM
PenBayPilot.com Land for Maine's Future awards Ragged Mountain project $500000 PenBayPilot.com The Land for Maine's Future (LMF) Program was established in 1987 when Maine voters first approved a $35 million bond to purchase lands of state significance for the continued availability of public access to diverse outdoor recreation opportunities ... and more »
Katahdin Woods and Waters: "Renewed Hope for Maine" - Public News Service11/17/2017 3:17:16 AM
Public News Service Katahdin Woods and Waters: "Renewed Hope for Maine " Public News Service About 360 outdoor recreation businesses also have sent a letter to President Trump highlighting the economic benefits of the monuments to the livelihoods of local communities. During Zinke's national monument review, some three-million comments were ... and more »
Maine lags in providing state park access to people with disabilities - Press Herald11/12/2017 4:08:36 AM
Press Herald Maine lags in providing state park access to people with disabilities Press Herald In some states, officials ensure people with disabilities can access state parks and lands. For more than 15 years, state governments in Massachusetts, New York and Illinois have employed a director of universal outdoor access who works exclusively on ... and more »
North Woods 'sugarbush' to get no funding from Land for Maine's Future - Press Herald11/9/2017 7:56:55 PM
Press Herald North Woods 'sugarbush' to get no funding from Land for Maine's Future Press Herald The Big Six project had the backing of several national conservation organizations, numerous Maine -based outdoor recreation groups as well as the state's maple syrup industry. But others have questioned the economics of the deal and suggested the ... and more »
Land for Maine's Future board reviews controversial Big Six project, 24 other applicants - Press Herald11/7/2017 7:04:20 PM
Press Herald Land for Maine's Future board reviews controversial Big Six project, 24 other applicants Press Herald The project has been endorsed by conservation and outdoor recreation groups as well as Maine's maple syrup industry. But Big Six has faced an unusual amount of scrutiny, in part because of the challenge of accessing it by Maine roads. There is also ... and more »