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Conservation Easements News ItemsFarm to government to table? Ridiculous, say congressional critics - McClatchy Washington Bureau5/16/2018 10:50:18 AM
McClatchy Washington Bureau Farm to government to table? Ridiculous, say congressional critics McClatchy Washington Bureau Chellie Pingree, a liberal Maine Democrat, are championing legislation they say would make it easier for small-time ranchers to sell their prime rib, pork chops and lamb shanks at farmers' markets and other small scale operations. Massie is hoping the ...
Cobscook Bay Boat Tour with Maine Coast Heritage Trust - Bangor Daily News5/14/2018 2:36:11 PM
Bangor Daily News Cobscook Bay Boat Tour with Maine Coast Heritage Trust Bangor Daily News This extensive tour will pass MCHT preserves on Treat Island, Matthews Island, Lincoln Cove, and Sipp Bay as well as conservation easements on Crow Neck and the Straight Bay Islands. We'll make note of fish weirs and alewife runs in this ecologically ...
Form 10-Q CONNECTICUT WATER SERVIC For: Mar 31 - StreetInsider.com5/9/2018 11:22:42 AM
Form 10-Q CONNECTICUT WATER SERVIC For: Mar 31 StreetInsider.com On March 11, 2016, Maine Water entered into a purchase and sale agreement with the Coastal Mountains Land Trust, a Maine nonprofit corporation (the “Land Trust”) pursuant to which Maine Water agreed to sell two conservation easements to the Land ... and more »
Stewarding the land: Pine Hill Community Forest an in-town treasure - Conway Daily Sun5/4/2018 6:51:00 PM
Conway Daily Sun Stewarding the land: Pine Hill Community Forest an in-town treasure Conway Daily Sun For example, since its founding in 2000, the USVLT has undertaken 66 conservation projects, totaling 11,400 acres in the watershed between Hart's Location in Crawford Notch and the Hiram/Denmark, Maine , border. ... Most important, the parcels will be ...
Conservation groups seek to protect, preserve - Conway Daily Sun5/4/2018 6:30:55 PM
Conway Daily Sun Conservation groups seek to protect, preserve Conway Daily Sun MAHOOSUC LAND TRUST: Headquartered in Bethel, Maine , the Mahoosuc Land Trust includes conservation easements such as Larry Ely and wife Jennifer Lawson's 130 acres on scenic First Mountain in Shelburne, N.H.. Ely bought the land in 1994 with ...
Land trusts get high marks from legislature - Bangor Daily News3/15/2018 5:12:16 AM
Bangor Daily News Land trusts get high marks from legislature Bangor Daily News Here's something else from the report: Maine nonprofit conservation organizations have conserved more than 36,000 acres of working farmland, which includes privately-owned farms protected with conservation easements and properties owned in fee by ...
Maine land trusts say governor uses bogus data in pitch to tax them - Press Herald2/20/2018 7:13:11 AM
Press Herald Maine land trusts say governor uses bogus data in pitch to tax them Press Herald About 1.9 million acres of that total is privately held land in which the owners sold off development rights in the form of conservation easements that keep the land as working forests but also guarantee public access for recreation. The other 460,000 ... and more »
With Tax Bases Eroding, Some Rural Communities Say Land Trust Conservation Comes At Their Expense - Pine Tree Watch2/16/2018 4:52:16 AM
Pine Tree Watch With Tax Bases Eroding, Some Rural Communities Say Land Trust Conservation Comes At Their Expense Pine Tree Watch Maine is among the leaders in the country in conservation through private stewardship, with land trusts holding conservation easements on 1.9 million acres of private land, and owning 600,000 acres of public-access preserves. That amounts to more than ... and more »
Maine Compass: Land trusts earn their tax breaks - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel2/13/2018 4:15:30 AM
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel Maine Compass: Land trusts earn their tax breaks Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel Some of this land is protected by conservation easements and remains on the tax rolls and/or subject to Maine's Forest Excise Tax. In the southern half of the county, Somerset Woods Trustees has been protecting parcels since 1927. Our group is governed ...
Land for Maine's Future board reviews controversial Big Six project, 24 other applicants - Press Herald11/8/2017 12:38:46 AM
Press Herald Land for Maine's Future board reviews controversial Big Six project, 24 other applicants Press Herald Big Six landowner Paul Fortin of Madison has indicated that he might be forced to cut down the maple sugarbush or sell off camp lots to cover his mortgage without the $6 million in revenue from the conservation easements . Horn also urged LMF board ... and more »
Conservation Markets News ItemsWhere The Democrats In Maine's Gubernatorial Race Stand On The Issues - Maine Public5/25/2018 3:20:01 PM
Maine Public Where The Democrats In Maine's Gubernatorial Race Stand On The Issues Maine Public Growing the local food economy — small farms, processors and distributors — by supporting programs like Maine Harvest Bucks, which allow SNAP receipts to get doubles their money's worth of fresh, local produce at farmers' markets , retail stores, co ...
The farm bill is too important to get caught in a partisan fight - Bangor Daily News5/17/2018 6:52:25 AM
Bangor Daily News The farm bill is too important to get caught in a partisan fight Bangor Daily News Everybody from farmers markets to Maine dairies and potato growers are affected by this bill. Even the funding for conservation reserve programs, so critical for the whitetail deer population, comes from the farm bill. The U.S. Department of ... Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 - House Committee On Agriculture House Committee On Agriculture Cut to SNAP could affect millions of Florida families WTSP 10 News all 179 news articles »
Maine Lawmakers Signal Opposition to NECEC - RTO Insider5/6/2018 5:03:41 PM
RTO Insider Maine Lawmakers Signal Opposition to NECEC RTO Insider The Maine lawmakers wrote that recent expert testimony to their state's Public Utilities Commission “indicates that Hydro-Quebec will not produce any additional hydroelectricity for NECEC and will instead divert power it now sells to other markets ...
New England Senators Threaten Trade Action Against Canada Over Right Whale Protections - WNPR News5/2/2018 9:28:56 AM
WNPR News New England Senators Threaten Trade Action Against Canada Over Right Whale Protections WNPR News Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken under NOAA research permit #15488 ... “It's really a double-edged sword,” says Patrice McCarron, executive director of the Maine Lobstermen's Association. ... “The closure of access to that ... and more »
An 'issue' ad featuring Lucas St. Clair sure looks like campaign material - Bangor Daily News5/2/2018 9:12:30 AM
Bangor Daily News An 'issue' ad featuring Lucas St. Clair sure looks like campaign material Bangor Daily News A new group called the Maine Outdoor Alliance has booked lots of time on Maine TV stations to air what is officially an issue ad … that name-checks Democratic 2nd Congressional District candidate Lucas St. Clair without expressly advocating for him ... and more »
Opponents file arguments with state to scuttle or reshape CMP plan for 145-mile power line - Press Herald5/1/2018 10:08:40 PM
Press Herald Opponents file arguments with state to scuttle or reshape CMP plan for 145-mile power line Press Herald Asked Tuesday to clarify the $40 million savings to Maine ratepayers, John Carroll, an Avangrid spokesman, said an analysis done for the company attempts to quantify the “downward pressure” on energy prices in the wholesale markets . The effect, he said ... and more »