Wildlife Resources in York County

 Wildlife and Habitat Management

   
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IPaC - Information for Planning and Consultation

IPaC is a project planning tool which streamlines the USFWS environmental review process. Integrate the environmental review process into your project design. Quickly and easily identify USFWS managed resources and suggested conservation measures for your project.

Explore species and habitat
See if any listed species, critical habitat, migratory birds or other natural resources may be impacted by your project. Using the map tool, explore other resources in your location, such as wetlands, wildlife refuges, GAP land cover, and other important biological resources.

Conduct a regulatory review
Log in and define a project to get an official species list and evaluate potential impacts on resources managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Follow IPaC's Endangered Species Review process—a streamlined, step-by-step consultation process available in select areas for certain project types, agencies, and species.

Perform an impact analysis
For projects or species not covered by the step-by-step consultation process, get a list of potential impacts from your specified project activities to use when making effect determinations.Receive conservation measures recommended by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists to avoid, minimize, or mitigate effects to listed species.

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National Wetlands Database and Interactive Mapping Tool

The Wetlands mapper is designed to deliver easy-to-use, map like views of America’s Wetland resources. It integrates digital map data along with other resource information to produce current information on the status, extent, characteristics and functions of wetlands, riparian, and deepwater habitats. ?The wetlands displayed on the Wetlands Mapper show wetland type and extent using a biological definition of wetlands. There is no attempt to define the limits of proprietary jurisdiction of any Federal, State, or local government, or to establish the geographical scope of the regulatory programs of government agencies.?

 

 

Landscape Conservation

Landscape Conservation is a partnership between the Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry. It provides information and resources on how to effectively steward forest land in the Northeast and Midwestern United States. Click Here. 

 

Find a Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCCs)

Find an LCC here. The 22 LCCs collectively form a network of resource managers and scientists who share a common need for scientific information and interest in conservation. Each LCC brings together federal, state, and local governments along with Tribes and First Nations, non-governmental organizations, universities, and interested public and private organizations. Our partners work collaboratively to identify best practices, connect efforts, identify science gaps, and avoid duplication through conservation planning and design. 

Managing the landscapes that provide our natural and cultural resources has become increasingly challenging. With the signing of Secretarial Order No. 3289, the Department of the Interior launched the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) to better integrate science and management to address climate change and other landscape scale issues. By building a network that is holistic, collaborative, adaptive, and grounded in science, LCCs are working to ensure the sustainability of our economy, land, water, wildlife, and cultural resources. 

 

Arborist Search

 

Tree Planting Program

Dovetail Partners, Inc. has created an interactive map of organizations that provide resources, information, and assistance for people interested in planting trees. Each organization offers opportunities to get involved, whether it’s planting trees or making donations for trees and seeds. Click here.

It’s no secret that planting a tree is one of the best actions that you can take to improve and protect the environment. What you may not know, however, is that there are already hundreds of programs and efforts dedicated towards planting trees. By planting trees, we can improve air quality, harbor wildlife, and reduce carbon emissions that affect our climate. 

 

Mitigation and Conservation Banking
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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

 

Maine Trapping Laws and Rules
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Read the current Maine Trapping Regulation Guide online. The guide contains several new laws enacted during the past legislative session that regard hunting, articles on moose and lack bears, as well as all of the rules and regulations regarding licenses, bag limits, etcetera for all species.

 

Safe Harbor: Helping Landowners Help Endangered Species
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This handbook describes safe harbor agreements and the way in which they work. It aims to help you decide if a safe harbor agreement makes sense for your land.& ...

 

Decontamination Documentation for Cavers
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) strongly recommends, first and foremost, compliance with all cave closures, advisories, and regulations in all Federal, State,Tribal, and private lands.

 

2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

 

Working Lands For Wildlife
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Through Working Lands for Wildlife —a voluntary, incentive-based effort—the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its conservation partners will provide landowners with technical and financial assistance to: Restore populations of declining wildlife species.

 

Under Cover: Wildlife of Shrublands and Young Forest
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The term “early successional habitat” describes the shrubs, trees, and other plants that grow back on the land after older vegetation has been removed or cut back.

 

Important Vote Will Reopen the St. Croix River to Alewives
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Introduced in March 2013, the bill found strong support among a number of the groups invested and concerned with the restoration of the St. Croix River and its native fish.

 

Show Wildlife and Habitat Management Organizations & Professionals (47)
There are 47 resources serving York County in the following categories:
map itMap of Wildlife and Habitat Management Organizations & Professionals serving York County
Biologists / Ecologists
Allen Starr
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Enfield, ME
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Arlen Lovewell
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Ashland, ME
Charles Hulsey
- Regional Biologist - Strong, ME
Deborah Perkins, M.S.
First Light Wildlife Habitats - Wildlife Biologist - Poland Spring, ME
Douglas Kane
- Regional Biologist - Greenville, ME
E. Ann Poole, CWS
Poole Ecological & Environmental Consultancy - Principal - Hillsborough, NH
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
James Hall
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Jonesboro, ME
Jeff Littleton
Moosewood Ecological - Chesterfield, NH
Judy Camuso
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Gray, ME
Katie Cousins
SFPNA Sustainable Forestry Program - Forester, Biologist - Skowhegan, ME
Keel Kemper
- Asst. Regional Regional Biologist - Sidney, ME
Kendal Marden
- Regional Biologist - Sidney, ME
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Mark Caron
- Regional Biologist - Enfield, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Newleaf Environmental LLC
Lance D. Ebel - Wildlife Biologist - Newfield, NY
Robert Cordes
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Strong, ME
Rodney Kelshaw
Boyle Associates Environmental Consulting - Wildlife Bilogist - Gorham, ME
Ryan Robicheau
- Biologist (Land Management) - Sidney, ME
Scott Lindsay
- Regional Biologist - Gray, ME
Scott McLellan
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Greenville, ME
Thomas Schaeffer
- Regional Biologist - Jonesboro, ME
Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc
NE/Mid-Atlantic Region - Waterbury, VT
Fire Services / Prescribed Burning
Kent Nelson
Maine Forest Service - Fire Prevention Specialist/Firewise State Liaison - Augusta, ME
North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange
Dr. Inga P. La Puma - Co-PI and Science Communications Director - West Cape May, NJ
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Boyle Associates
James Boyle - President - Gorham, ME
Jeff Littleton
Moosewood Ecological - Chesterfield, NH
Jonathan Milne
- Environmental Consultant - Sidney, ME
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc
NE/Mid-Atlantic Region - Waterbury, VT
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Mitch Hartley - Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Blaine N. Miller
Dirigo Timberland Management - Owner - North Anson, ME
Boyle Associates
James Boyle - President - Gorham, ME
David Wardrop
Golden Forestry Services - President - Veazie, ME
Deborah Perkins, M.S.
First Light Wildlife Habitats - Wildlife Biologist - Poland Spring, ME
Jonathan Milne
- Environmental Consultant - Sidney, ME
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Newleaf Environmental LLC
Lance D. Ebel - Wildlife Biologist - Newfield, NY
Rodney Kelshaw
Boyle Associates Environmental Consulting - Wildlife Bilogist - Gorham, ME

 Wildlife Best Management Practices

   
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Fire Effects Information System

The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States. FEIS reviews are based on thorough literature searches, often supplemented with insights from field scientists and managers. FEIS provides reviews that are efficient to use, thoroughly documented, and defensible. Approximately 15 to 30 new or revised reviews are published in FEIS each year. There are 3 types of FEIS reviews:

  1. Species Reviews 
  2. Fire Studies 
  3. Fire Regime Syntheses 

 

Decontamination Documentation for Cavers
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) strongly recommends, first and foremost, compliance with all cave closures, advisories, and regulations in all Federal, State,Tribal, and private lands.

 

Working Lands For Wildlife
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Through Working Lands for Wildlife —a voluntary, incentive-based effort—the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its conservation partners will provide landowners with technical and financial assistance to: Restore populations of declining wildlife species.

 

SeaStates 2013: How Well Does Your State Protect Your Coastal Waters?
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Here, using publicly available information, the Marine Conservation Institute and Mission Blue present the first scientifically rigorous quantitative account of no-take marine reserves in the waters of US coastal states and territories.

 

CP 33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds

CP-33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds is available under the United States Department of Agriculture Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP).

 

A Landowner’s Guide to New England Cottontail Habitat Management
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New England’s only native cottontail rabbit species is in peril. Over the past few decades, the New England cottontail has seen significant declines throughout its range, and the ongoing trend of habitat loss will further threaten the species in coming years.

 

What is White Nose Syndrome in Bats and Why Does it Matter?

“White-nose Syndrome (WNS) is a devastating disease of hibernating bats that has caused the most precipitous decline of North American wildlife in recorded history. Since it was first discovered in 2006, WNS has infected six species of insect-eating bats in the northeastern and southern U.S., causing declines approaching 100% in some populations; estimated losses have exceeded 5.5 million bats from 2006 to 2012.

The implications for US agriculture and silviculture are potentially severe.

 

Strategies for Managing the Effects of Climate Change on Wildlife and Ecosystems

From The Heinz Center, this 2008 lengthy publication is targeted to land managers who practice adaptive management.

 

Prescribed Fire Associations
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A Prescribed Fire Association is a group of landowners and other concerned citizens that form a partnership to conduct prescribed burns. Prescribed burning is the key land management tool used to restore and maintain native plant communities to their former diversity and productivity for livestock production and wildlife habitat.

 

Ecosystem services provided by bats
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Review of the available literature on the ecological and economic impact of ecosystem services provided by  bats.

 

 Wildlife Conservation Strategy

   
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Draft: Maine's 2015 Wildlife Action Plan
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Maine's Action Plan serves as a solid foundation for the future of wildlife conservation that will help guide the collaborative efforts of state and federal agencies, tribes, conservation partners, and individuals to ensure success.

 

Maine's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS)
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Maine has enormous, natural variety and owes its biological wealth to its 17.5 million acres of vast forests, rugged mountains, more than 5,600 lakes and ponds, 5,000,000 acres of wetlands, 31,800 mi of rivers and streams, 4,100 mi of bold coastline, and 4,613 coastal islands and ledges.

 

 

 Google News about Wildlife Resources

The following news articles are provided by the Google News service and do not reflect the views or imply an endorsement by the Maine Land Conservation Assistance Network and its affiliates. We cannot guarantee the relevance of the content of this page or any links that may be followed from the articles herein.

Wildlife and Habitat Management News Items
'The People's Forest': WMNF celebrates 100th birthday - Conway Daily Sun
5/18/2018 5:41:14 PM
Conway Daily Sun 'The People's Forest': WMNF celebrates 100th birthday Conway Daily Sun Wildlife and habitat management and conservation also are part of its mission. Balancing those interests is a .... By that time, 360,638 acres had been acquired, of which 27,860 were in Maine and 332,638 in New Hampshire. It all started with the Weeks Act.

1-minute hike: Mingo Springs Trail and Bird Walk in Rangeley - Bangor Daily News
6/30/2016 6:40:44 AM
Bangor Daily News 1-minute hike: Mingo Springs Trail and Bird Walk in Rangeley Bangor Daily News ... Maine and 825 in the world to hold the title. The designation is achieved when a golf course meets specific standards of environmental management, which includes plans for water conservation, chemical use reduction, wildlife and habitat management ... and more »

Wildlife Conservation Strategy News Items
Study: York River healthy, resilient - Seacoastonline.com
6/19/2018 4:12:31 PM
Study: York River healthy, resilient Seacoastonline.com Recommendations include collaboration under the National Historic Preservation Act and Maine laws; identification and documentation of watershed archaeological and historical sites; and improvement of public access to information about local historical ...

Outdoors in Maine: State has to control its excess of big game - Lewiston Sun Journal
6/16/2018 5:03:25 PM
Lewiston Sun Journal Outdoors in Maine : State has to control its excess of big game Lewiston Sun Journal In fact, wildlife planning, protection and well-funded conservation efforts have led to an era when we have more big game in this country than ever before. Increasingly in some cases, there is an excess of wild critters. That this is so is ... The game ...

Highlights of Maine's Game Management Plan - observer-me.com
6/14/2018 5:21:59 PM
observer-me.com Highlights of Maine's Game Management Plan observer-me.com In fact, wildlife planning, protection and well-funded conservation efforts have led to an era when we have more big game in this country than ever before. Increasingly in some cases, there is an excess of wild critters. That this is so, ... The game ... and more »

A New Paradigm for Maine's Woodlands? - Biddeford Journal Tribune
6/3/2018 4:07:10 AM
Biddeford Journal Tribune A New Paradigm for Maine's Woodlands? Biddeford Journal Tribune Robert Perschel has worked in forestry for a long time. As an industrial forester, a forestry consultant, with The Wilderness Society and a chair of the Northern Forest Alliance. He's a co-founder of the Forest Stewards Guild. Perschel has seen a lot ...

Poll Shows Maine Voters Ready for Action to Address Global Warming; Strong Support for Land for Maine's Future and ... - Natural Resources Council of Maine (press release) (blog)
5/31/2018 10:03:55 AM
Poll Shows Maine Voters Ready for Action to Address Global Warming; Strong Support for Land for Maine's Future and ... Natural Resources Council of Maine (press release) (blog) “The results show that solar energy and other forms of clean renewable power, land conservation and public lands, and actions to address climate change are winning issues in the eyes of Maine voters. In fact, these issues ... A full 66% said that they ...

To increase forest carbon capture, harvest trees less and less often – but still harvest - Concord Monitor
5/29/2018 8:24:58 AM
Concord Monitor To increase forest carbon capture, harvest trees less and less often – but still harvest Concord Monitor “Continuation of business-as-usual forestry will likely lead to Maine's forest sector being a net carbon sink for the foreseeable future – meaning that when you add up all the carbon stored in the forest and also consider all the greenhouse gas ...

Big game management plan includes lots of issues and strategies - Bangor Daily News
5/14/2018 5:03:40 AM
Bangor Daily News Big game management plan includes lots of issues and strategies Bangor Daily News Management of wildlife habitats is mostly left to the discretion of private landowners, which makes management of our big game animals a challenge for Maine's Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife . The agency's new big game management plan notes ...