Wildlife Resources in Waldo 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.?

 

 

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 (44)
There are 44 resources serving Waldo County in the following categories:
map itMap of Wildlife and Habitat Management Organizations & Professionals serving Waldo County
Biologists / Ecologists
Allen Starr
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Enfield, ME
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
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
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
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
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
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
It's time for Maine to take brook trout protection seriously - Bangor Daily News
12/14/2018 1:00:00 AM
It's time for Maine to take brook trout protection seriously    Bangor Daily News Today, the general law statewide — that is, the rules that govern a basic water with no special protection needed — allows for live fish as bait.. Maine news ...

News from around our 50 States - USA TODAY
12/6/2018 10:29:25 PM
News from around our 50 States    USA TODAY Good news for fans of astronomy and beer in Arizona, bad news for puffins in Maine, and more B9334879820Z.1.

Conservation Group Outlines Excellent Priorities - Bangor Daily News
12/5/2018 12:00:00 AM
Conservation Group Outlines Excellent Priorities    Bangor Daily News I like the priorities of the Maine Conservation Alliance: clean water, energy independence, land and wildlife for all to enjoy, and healthy local food. You can ...

Maine North Woods Protection & Land Use Planning Commission - Natural Resources Council of Maine
12/1/2018 5:26:04 AM
Maine North Woods Protection & Land Use Planning Commission    Natural Resources Council of Maine Information about the Maine North Woods and the state agency, the Land Use Planning Commission, charged with protecting it.

Hunting: Relatively speaking, success of Maine deer hunters low - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
11/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Hunting: Relatively speaking, success of Maine deer hunters low    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel With another deer season winding down, it's a good time to take a look at how Maine's deer herd is holding up. There are a number of sources to consult but the ...

Monday, December 31: Polar Bear Dip & Dash in Portland's East End - Natural Resources Council of Maine
11/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Monday, December 31: Polar Bear Dip & Dash in Portland's East End    Natural Resources Council of Maine Sign up for NRCM's Polar Bear Dip & Dash. Earn bragging rights and raise awareness about climate change and funds in support of our work.

Warming hurting shellfish, aiding predators, ruining habitat - FOX61 Hartford
11/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Warming hurting shellfish, aiding predators, ruining habitat    FOX61 Hartford PORTLAND, Maine — Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming ...

Maine DEP Tells CMP Its Application for 145-mile Power Line is Incomplete - Natural Resources Council of Maine
11/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine DEP Tells CMP Its Application for 145-mile Power Line is Incomplete    Natural Resources Council of Maine CMP's plan to build a 145-mile power line through western Maine is facing another delay after DEP said the application is incomplete.

Maine eagle population continues to soar - The County
11/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine eagle population continues to soar    The County AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine's bald eagle population continues to soar, increasing in the latest survey by 101 nesting pairs to a total of 733, an increase of 16 ...

Has Maine conserved enough land? - Bangor Daily News
10/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Has Maine conserved enough land?    Bangor Daily News A new task force of 20 diverse groups and individuals is now working on a new conservation plan for Maine. And it's time for you to let them know your thoughts ...

Some Maine Outdoorsmen Worried about Potential Impact of CMP Transmission Line - Natural Resources Council of Maine
10/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Some Maine Outdoorsmen Worried about Potential Impact of CMP Transmission Line    Natural Resources Council of Maine Some Maine snowmobilers and hunters are raising their voices against the high-voltage CMP transmission line proposed for western 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 Moose calves are dying at unprecedented levels in parts of New England, mostly because of the hordes of winter ticks — as many as 90000 on one animal ...

Squirrel Booms and Passenger Pigeons in the Year of the Bird - Natural Resources Council of Maine
10/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Squirrel Booms and Passenger Pigeons in the Year of the Bird    Natural Resources Council of Maine If you've been out and about in Maine over the last few months, you've observed the incredible numbers of gray squirrels and chipmunks.

NRCM Names 2018 Conservation Leadership Award Winners - Natural Resources Council of Maine
10/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
NRCM Names 2018 Conservation Leadership Award Winners    Natural Resources Council of Maine Augusta, ME – The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) has named its 2018 Conservation Leadership Award winners. The award recipients include a ...

CMP Plans to Bury Proposed Transmission Line Under Kennebec Gorge - Natural Resources Council of Maine
10/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
CMP Plans to Bury Proposed Transmission Line Under Kennebec Gorge    Natural Resources Council of Maine CMP wants to bury the portion of its planned electrical transmission line from Quebec that crosses the scenic Kennebec River Gorge.

New Study Shows CMP Transmission Project Would Not Reduce Climate-changing Pollution - Natural Resources Council of Maine
10/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
New Study Shows CMP Transmission Project Would Not Reduce Climate-changing Pollution    Natural Resources Council of Maine A new study shows that the CMP transmission line project would not reduce carbon pollution and would have no benefit for climate change.

Second Small Maine Town Votes Against CMP's Hydropower Project - Natural Resources Council of Maine
9/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Second Small Maine Town Votes Against CMP's Hydropower Project    Natural Resources Council of Maine In a 45-7 vote, West Forks residents objected to the CMP's hydropower project, NECEC, being pushed by CMP and its partner, Hydro-Quebec.

Maine's Tree Growth Tax Program: A Win-Win - The Coastal Journal
9/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine's Tree Growth Tax Program: A Win-Win    The Coastal Journal In 1972, the Maine Legislature enacted the Tree Growth Tax Law to promote better forest management and to encourage landowners to retain and improve their ...

Zinke expands hunting, fishing at two Maine national wildlife refuges - Bangor Daily News
9/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Zinke expands hunting, fishing at two Maine national wildlife refuges    Bangor Daily News WASHINGTON — Fishermen and hunters will have increased opportunities to pursue those activities at two Maine national wildlife refuges during the ...

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 It turns out that protecting deer wintering habitat is not effective if the surrounding forest is cut down, and/or the trees in that forest are changed. I'm wondering if ...

Appalachian Mountain Club Maine Woods Initiative to be honored as district's Outstanding Cooperator of the Year - observer-me.com
9/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Appalachian Mountain Club Maine Woods Initiative to be honored as district's Outstanding Cooperator of the Year    observer-me.com Each year the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) recognizes a cooperator in Piscataquis County who has implemented ...

Wednesday, October 17: NRCM's Conservation Leadership Awards, Yarmouth - Natural Resources Council of Maine
9/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Wednesday, October 17: NRCM's Conservation Leadership Awards, Yarmouth    Natural Resources Council of Maine Join the Natural Resources Council of Maine for our celebration of Conservation Leadership Award recipients, on Weds., Oct. 17 in Yarmouth.

Outdoors in Maine: Struggling for clarity from new deer plans - Lewiston Sun Journal
9/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Outdoors in Maine: Struggling for clarity from new deer plans    Lewiston Sun Journal Every 15 years the Maine fish and wildlife department commits itself to a big game management plan. The idea, as with any plan, is to establish an organized ...

Baby Bats Need Love, Too | First Light Wildlife Hbabittsa - Natural Resources Council of Maine
8/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Baby Bats Need Love, Too | First Light Wildlife Hbabittsa    Natural Resources Council of Maine These furry, winged mammals, bats, have been the subject of so much mythology, lore, and horror stories – it's hard to know where to begin.

Five Star Urban Waters Grants Awarded for Projects in Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut | US EPA - U.S. EPA.gov
8/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Five Star Urban Waters Grants Awarded for Projects in Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut | US EPA    U.S. EPA.gov BOSTON – Today, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced grant funding to help ...

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 Deb Perkins offers three ways you can provide acess to water for wildlife, incredibly important after the dry spring and summer we've had.

2018 NRCM People's Choice Award Finalists - Natural Resources Council of Maine
8/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
2018 NRCM People's Choice Award Finalists    Natural Resources Council of Maine Review the list of six People's Choice Award finalists for this year, all of whom are doing great things for Maine's environment.

Outdoors in Maine: A boon in bear hunting is needed - Lewiston Sun Journal
8/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Outdoors in Maine: A boon in bear hunting is needed    Lewiston Sun Journal If you are a hunter and have never hunted a Maine black bear, you might want to give it a try. Bears are as plentiful as they have ever been. Not only is the ...

Squirrels have taken over this Bangor neighborhood — Homestead — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
8/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Squirrels have taken over this Bangor neighborhood — Homestead — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News When the squirrels populations do explode, Dill said it's not uncommon for it to be in a specific area, as in the Tree Streets neighborhood.. Maine news, sports ...

Popular plant linked to Lyme disease is now banned in Maine - WGME
8/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Popular plant linked to Lyme disease is now banned in Maine    WGME STATEWIDE (WGME) - As Lyme disease continues to spread in Maine, a popular plant linked to the disease is being banned.If you look around your ...

Bring the Magic of Fireflies Back Home Again - Natural Resources Council of Maine
7/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Bring the Magic of Fireflies Back Home Again    Natural Resources Council of Maine One of my most treasured memories from childhood in Maine is watching those magical “lightning bugs” or fireflies light up a field at night.

Study supports Maine's current management practices for ruffed grouse hunting - Phys.Org
7/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Study supports Maine's current management practices for ruffed grouse hunting    Phys.Org Maintaining current hunting regulations for ruffed grouse will help ensure sustainable population management in the state, according to a new University of ...

Fish and Wildlife Department Critical of CMP Plan | NRCM - Natural Resources Council of Maine
7/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fish and Wildlife Department Critical of CMP Plan | NRCM    Natural Resources Council of Maine Maine's Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has criticized the CMP plan to construct a massive new transmission line through Maine.

Transmission Line Project Meeting Draws a Crowd | NRCM - Natural Resources Council of Maine
7/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Transmission Line Project Meeting Draws a Crowd | NRCM    Natural Resources Council of Maine More than 100 people attended an informational hearing on the New England Clean Energy Connect, CMP's transmission line project.

The odd life of the upland sandpiper — Outdoors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
7/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
The odd life of the upland sandpiper — Outdoors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News It may be the most unusual bird you ever heard.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.

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 I've been writing a lot about gardens and pollinators lately, but my roots are really in the woods. I was raised in Maine and have studied wildlife in forest ...

Northern Maine carbon offset project to help combat climate change - Mainebiz
7/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Northern Maine carbon offset project to help combat climate change    Mainebiz Mark Berry, the Nature Conservancy's Maine forest program director, sees a bright future for carbon offset projects in the fight against climate change, like the ...

It's amazing the wildlife I see on my road in the Maine woods - Bangor Daily News
7/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
It's amazing the wildlife I see on my road in the Maine woods    Bangor Daily News When people come to visit me at my house in woods, I tell them to drive slowly and watch out for deer… and wild turkeys… and porcupine… and snapping ...

I was surrounded by screeching owls in the Maine woods - Bangor Daily News
7/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
I was surrounded by screeching owls in the Maine woods    Bangor Daily News The screeching had been going on for at least an hour by the time I let my dog outside at around 11 p.m. But with the windows closed, I had ignored the muffled ...

20 Individuals and Organizations Form New Conservation Group - Bangor Daily News
7/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
20 Individuals and Organizations Form New Conservation Group    Bangor Daily News A new and impressive conservation group has been organized “to shape the next generation of Maine land conservation.” The group is cochaired by David ...

Terry Hayes makes lots of commitments on environmental and conservation issues - Bangor Daily News
6/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Terry Hayes makes lots of commitments on environmental and conservation issues    Bangor Daily News Terry Hayes is an independent candidate for governor. Today I am sharing her comprehensive responses to a lengthy survey by Maine Audubon. On June 27 I ...

Alan Caron makes strong commitments on key environmental and conservation issues - Bangor Daily News
6/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Alan Caron makes strong commitments on key environmental and conservation issues    Bangor Daily News The two independent candidates for governor completed an extensive candidate survey by Maine Audubon, with some great responses, commitments, and ...

Happier Hummingbirds | First Light Wildlife Habitats - Natural Resources Council of Maine
6/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Happier Hummingbirds | First Light Wildlife Habitats    Natural Resources Council of Maine Summer is near, and my field season is going full tilt! I've finished up a habitat design for a residential property in Cumberland and I'm working on another ...

Alewives in Maine Rivers: Restoration is No Fish Tale - Natural Resources Council of Maine
6/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Alewives in Maine Rivers: Restoration is No Fish Tale    Natural Resources Council of Maine Right now, millions of alewives are returning to the Kennebec River and other rivers in Maine after spending years living in the ocean.

Land Development Proposal Raises Concerns for Northern Maine Residents - Natural Resources Council of Maine
6/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Land Development Proposal Raises Concerns for Northern Maine Residents    Natural Resources Council of Maine LUPC has proposed zoning changes that would allow new subdivision or commercial development in Maine's Unorganized Territory.

Maine's got too may bears - Bangor Daily News
6/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine's got too may bears    Bangor Daily News Maine's bear population is too high and DIFW is looking for ways to reduce that population. This is one key goal in the agency's new big game management plan ...

Cutting Trees to Save the Birds - Sierra Magazine
6/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Cutting Trees to Save the Birds    Sierra Magazine How managing Maine's “baby bird factory” can save eastern songbirds.

A Fish Called Rockweed - Hakai Magazine
5/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
A Fish Called Rockweed    Hakai Magazine In Maine, a strange legal debate is raging over rights to the state's most important seaweed.

Poll Shows Maine Voters Ready for Action to Address Global Warming; Strong Support for Land for Maine's Future and Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument - Natural Resources Council of Maine
5/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Poll Shows Maine Voters Ready for Action to Address Global Warming; Strong Support for Land for Maine's Future and Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument    Natural Resources Council of Maine NRCM released the results of a public opinion survey on the attitudes of likely Maine voters on a range of environmental and energy issues.

Maine forest plants I was surprised to learn were edible - Bangor Daily News
5/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine forest plants I was surprised to learn were edible    Bangor Daily News Walking through forests and fields with an experienced forager is a lesson on observation and survival that truly changes how one looks at the natural world.

Maine’s deer herd increased with the extirpation of wolves and cougars - Bangor Daily News
5/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine’s deer herd increased with the extirpation of wolves and cougars    Bangor Daily News The new deer management plan includes an interesting history of deer in Maine. “In the 19th century, extirpation of wolves and cougars from Maine allowed ...

Restoring Alewives in Maine Rivers - Natural Resources Council of Maine
5/24/2018 9:51:54 AM
Restoring Alewives in Maine Rivers    Natural Resources Council of Maine Alewives in Maine rivers are sometimes referred to as “the Purina Chow of the sea,” serving as a critical food source for many valuable fish species.

Interior Department wants to expand hunting and fishing on 3 wildlife refuges in Maine - Press Herald
5/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Interior Department wants to expand hunting and fishing on 3 wildlife refuges in Maine    Press Herald The Trump administration wants to expand access to hunting and fishing on 30 national wildlife refuges, including three in Maine. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan ...

State may increase any-deer permits to all-time high for 2018 hunting season - Bangor Daily News
5/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
State may increase any-deer permits to all-time high for 2018 hunting season    Bangor Daily News State biologists on Tuesday unveiled a plan to increase the number of any-deer permits to 84,745. That total is about 8,000 higher than ever allotted in 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 The density of moose in some regions may be linked to thriving parasites and an unhealthy herd.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries ...

Officials enlist Mainers' deer knowledge to help manage the herd - Bangor Daily News
5/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Officials enlist Mainers' deer knowledge to help manage the herd    Bangor Daily News Officials said hunters and wildlife watchers can play a more active role in wildlife management over the next decade as well.. Maine news, sports, politics, ...

Maine's wildlife biologists want to shrink the bear herd, but they'll face some challenges - Bangor Daily News
5/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine's wildlife biologists want to shrink the bear herd, but they'll face some challenges    Bangor Daily News The bear population continues to grow steadily every year because hunters are not removing enough bears. But getting that population down will face legislative ...

State's 15-year game-management plan to be released in the next week - Press Herald
4/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
State's 15-year game-management plan to be released in the next week    Press Herald AUGUSTA — State wildlife biologists have been given a new road map for managing Maine's four big-game species – bear, moose, turkey and deer – with a ...

Maine Audubon, foresters work to protect critical bird habitat - The Forecaster
4/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine Audubon, foresters work to protect critical bird habitat    The Forecaster FALMOUTH — The populations of many forest birds in Maine have been steadily declining as threats to their existence continue to grow, including habitat ...

Vermont may allot only 14 moose hunting permits this year. What makes Maine different? - Bangor Daily News
3/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Vermont may allot only 14 moose hunting permits this year. What makes Maine different?    Bangor Daily News Vermont biologists have proposed a reduction of moose permits this year to just 14, all in the Northeast Kingdom region of the state, as brainworm and winter ...

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 Tom Wrasse is at his hunting shack alone. Light pours into the small room from a window framed by antlers, harvested from the surrounding cen.

Federal Clean Water Issues - Natural Resources Council of Maine
2/9/2018 12:31:50 PM
Federal Clean Water Issues    Natural Resources Council of Maine Despite the enormous value of clean water in Maine and across the nation, the Trump Administration has launched an attack to weaken water protections.

What the extinction of mountain lions means for Maine - Bangor Daily News
1/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
What the extinction of mountain lions means for Maine    Bangor Daily News An official says it will be up to individual states how to handle endangered animals.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor ...

When deer yards disappear so do the deer - Bangor Daily News
1/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
When deer yards disappear so do the deer    Bangor Daily News In the Maine Sunday Telegram on December 24, Bob Humphrey's column on deer wintering areas was a good one, thoughtful and provocative. With Bob's ...

How sportsmen pay the way for wildlife management - Bangor Daily News
12/6/2017 3:00:00 AM
How sportsmen pay the way for wildlife management    Bangor Daily News When Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Regional Biologist Mark Caron pulled into my dooryard, I was processing the front quarters of the buck I had taken a ...

Protecting Maine Wildlife - Natural Resources Council of Maine
6/29/2017 1:40:37 AM
Protecting Maine Wildlife    Natural Resources Council of Maine Maine is home to a wide variety of wildlife. For some species, Maine provides habitat for a large part of the entire world population. NRCM works for initiatives ...

These five animals are disappearing from Maine — Outdoors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
3/16/2017 3:00:00 AM
These five animals are disappearing from Maine — Outdoors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News Biologists believe these five species are in danger of disappearing largely due to stressors caused by people.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and ...

Wildlife Conservation Strategy News Items
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 Hard times may be ahead for Maine's moose, loons and salmon, according to a recent assessment released by the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.