Wildlife Resources in Piscataquis 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.

Open the tool

 

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.?

 

 

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 (36)
There are 36 resources serving Piscataquis County in the following categories:
map itMap of Wildlife and Habitat Management Organizations & Professionals serving Piscataquis County
Biologists / Ecologists
Arlen Lovewell
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Ashland, 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
Katie Cousins
SFPNA Sustainable Forestry Program - Forester, Biologist - Skowhegan, ME
Kendal Marden
- Regional Biologist - Sidney, ME
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
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 McLellan
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Greenville, ME
Steven Young
- Certified Wildlife Biologist - FRENCHVILLE, 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
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
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Debra Reynolds - Communication 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
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Rodney Kelshaw
Boyle Associates Environmental Consulting - Wildlife Bilogist - Gorham, ME
Steven Young
- Certified Wildlife Biologist - FRENCHVILLE, 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
Watch bison introduced to land they haven't touched in 150 years - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
10/13/2019 6:13:00 PM
Watch bison introduced to land they haven't touched in 150 years    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Pest that feasts on broccoli found in Maine for first time - RFD-TV
10/9/2019 10:08:15 AM
Pest that feasts on broccoli found in Maine for first time    RFD-TV

The history of Maine's moose hunt and the moose permit lottery - Bangor Daily News
10/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
The history of Maine's moose hunt and the moose permit lottery    Bangor Daily News

Long Creek stream restoration underway near Maine Mall - Press Herald
10/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Long Creek stream restoration underway near Maine Mall    Press Herald

Maine Compass: Our state's actions are key to reversing trend of bird population decline - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
10/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine Compass: Our state's actions are key to reversing trend of bird population decline    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Maine Voices: Our state's actions are key to reversing trend of bird population decline - Press Herald
10/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine Voices: Our state's actions are key to reversing trend of bird population decline    Press Herald

Decade-old Moosehead Lake development plan is scrapped - Mainebiz
9/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Decade-old Moosehead Lake development plan is scrapped    Mainebiz

Outdoors in Maine: Big changes made to fall turkey hunt this year - Lewiston Sun Journal
9/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Outdoors in Maine: Big changes made to fall turkey hunt this year    Lewiston Sun Journal

Aerial Herbicide Spraying Under Scrutiny in Maine's North Woods - mainepublic.org
9/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Aerial Herbicide Spraying Under Scrutiny in Maine's North Woods    mainepublic.org

Keeper of the Maine Outdoors Experience contest set - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
9/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Keeper of the Maine Outdoors Experience contest set    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

'Genius' Grant Goes To Marine Scientist Who Embraces Flash Mobs And Comic Books - Maine Public
9/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
'Genius' Grant Goes To Marine Scientist Who Embraces Flash Mobs And Comic Books    Maine Public

UMaine Defenders of Wildlife hosts first official meeting - The Maine Campus
9/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
UMaine Defenders of Wildlife hosts first official meeting    The Maine Campus

Maine Voices: Saving threatened wildlife should involve private landowners - Press Herald
9/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine Voices: Saving threatened wildlife should involve private landowners    Press Herald

Maine Birds - A Guide to Birding in Maine - Down East
9/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine Birds - A Guide to Birding in Maine    Down East

Maine hunters await results of deer lottery - RFD-TV
9/5/2019 9:35:12 AM
Maine hunters await results of deer lottery    RFD-TV

Wildlife Conservation - Saving Maine Birds | Maine Coast Heritage Trust - Down East
9/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Wildlife Conservation - Saving Maine Birds | Maine Coast Heritage Trust    Down East

Maine pollinators need more flowers - Lewiston Sun Journal
8/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine pollinators need more flowers    Lewiston Sun Journal

freepressonline.com - Freepress Online
8/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
freepressonline.com    Freepress Online

Learn about the lives of Great Blue Herons with Maine Wildlife Biologist - Times Record
7/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Learn about the lives of Great Blue Herons with Maine Wildlife Biologist    Times Record

Win tour of Gray's Maine Wildlife Park - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
6/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Win tour of Gray's Maine Wildlife Park    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Maine's Lee Kantar gets Distinguished Moose Biologist Award - Bangor Daily News
6/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine's Lee Kantar gets Distinguished Moose Biologist Award    Bangor Daily News

With eye on safety, Maine DOT clearing trees near I-95 exits - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
6/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
With eye on safety, Maine DOT clearing trees near I-95 exits    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Pairs of nesting piping plovers in Maine hit record numbers - Press Herald
6/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Pairs of nesting piping plovers in Maine hit record numbers    Press Herald

Climate change threatens commercial fishers from Maine to North Carolina - Science Daily
6/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Climate change threatens commercial fishers from Maine to North Carolina    Science Daily

Ticks kill 50 percent of moose calves in Maine, but that's not the case in the rest of North America - The Keene Sentinel
6/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Ticks kill 50 percent of moose calves in Maine, but that's not the case in the rest of North America    The Keene Sentinel

Outdoors in Maine: Deer numbers showing improvement in County - Lewiston Sun Journal
6/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
Outdoors in Maine: Deer numbers showing improvement in County    Lewiston Sun Journal

Maine Coast Heritage Trust - Treasured Islands - Down East
6/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine Coast Heritage Trust - Treasured Islands    Down East

Some wildlife 'bugs' me more than others — Homestead — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
6/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Some wildlife 'bugs' me more than others — Homestead — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News

6 easy ways to view wildlife in Maine this spring - Bangor Daily News
5/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
6 easy ways to view wildlife in Maine this spring    Bangor Daily News

Maine’s lobster fishermen are running out of bait. Is salmon farming the answer? - National Geographic
5/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine’s lobster fishermen are running out of bait. Is salmon farming the answer?    National Geographic

BHHT Kingdom Woods habitat hike — User Submitted — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
4/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
BHHT Kingdom Woods habitat hike — User Submitted — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News

Maine weasels topic of April 10 talk - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
4/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine weasels topic of April 10 talk    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

SCORES & OUTDOORS: Bigger, bolder, more aggressive coyotes destined for Maine - Town Line
3/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
SCORES & OUTDOORS: Bigger, bolder, more aggressive coyotes destined for Maine    Town Line

News - Maine Legislators Propose Expanding Bear Hunting Opportunities - The Heartland Institute
3/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
News - Maine Legislators Propose Expanding Bear Hunting Opportunities    The Heartland Institute

Trump Administration Seeks To Take Gray Wolf Off Endangered Species List - Maine Public
3/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Trump Administration Seeks To Take Gray Wolf Off Endangered Species List    Maine Public

Defending Maine's Public Lands & State Parks | NRCM - Natural Resources Council of Maine
2/20/2019 9:31:43 AM
Defending Maine's Public Lands & State Parks | NRCM    Natural Resources Council of Maine

Maine's new DIF&W chief wants a bigger picture focus for managing lakes, streams - Bangor Daily News
2/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine's new DIF&W chief wants a bigger picture focus for managing lakes, streams    Bangor Daily News

Maine's Atlantic salmon likely to be on 'endangered' list for another 75 years - Bangor Daily News
2/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine's Atlantic salmon likely to be on 'endangered' list for another 75 years    Bangor Daily News

As Grizzlies Come Back, Frustration Builds Over Continued Protections - Maine Public
2/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
As Grizzlies Come Back, Frustration Builds Over Continued Protections    Maine Public

Hunting in Maine: Deer hunt still in need of a boost - Press Herald
1/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Hunting in Maine: Deer hunt still in need of a boost    Press Herald

Dead and Dying Trees are Key to Life | First Light Wildlife Habitats - Natural Resources Council of Maine
12/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Dead and Dying Trees are Key to Life | First Light Wildlife Habitats    Natural Resources Council of Maine

Ticks decimating New England moose, but northern Maine herd OK for now - Bangor Daily News
10/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Ticks decimating New England moose, but northern Maine herd OK for now    Bangor Daily News

Zoning Maine deer yards has failed - Bangor Daily News
9/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Zoning Maine deer yards has failed    Bangor Daily News

Water for Wildlife and Your Dream Landscape - Natural Resources Council of Maine
8/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Water for Wildlife and Your Dream Landscape    Natural Resources Council of Maine

Forests are Forever Homes for Wildlife - Natural Resources Council of Maine
7/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Forests are Forever Homes for Wildlife    Natural Resources Council of Maine

Wildlife biologists say Maine may need to shrink its moose herd to keep it healthy - Bangor Daily News
5/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Wildlife biologists say Maine may need to shrink its moose herd to keep it healthy    Bangor Daily News

Decline In Hunters Threatens How U.S. Pays For Conservation - Maine Public
3/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Decline In Hunters Threatens How U.S. Pays For Conservation    Maine Public

Protecting Maine Wildlife - Natural Resources Council of Maine
6/29/2017 1:40:37 AM
Protecting Maine Wildlife    Natural Resources Council of Maine

Wildlife Conservation Strategy News Items
Zoning Maine deer yards has failed - Bangor Daily News
9/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Zoning Maine deer yards has failed    Bangor Daily News

Experts identify Maine wildlife, plants vulnerable to climate change - Bangor Daily News
3/12/2014 3:00:00 AM
Experts identify Maine wildlife, plants vulnerable to climate change    Bangor Daily News