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.

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 (41)
There are 41 resources serving Waldo County in the following categories:
map itMap of Wildlife and Habitat Management Organizations & Professionals serving Waldo County
Biologists / Ecologists
Arlen Lovewell
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Ashland, ME
Deborah Perkins, M.S.
First Light Wildlife Habitats - Wildlife Biologist - Poland Spring, 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
John Pratte
- Asst. Regional Biologist/Swan Island Manager - Sidney, ME
Judy Camuso
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Gray, ME
Katie Cousins
SFPNA Sustainable Forestry Program - Forester, Biologist - Skowhegan, ME
Keel Kemper
- Regional Biologist - Sidney, ME
Kendal Marden
- Regional Biologist - Sidney, ME
Kendall Marden
- Asst. Regional Biologist - 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
Robert Cordes
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Strong, ME
Rodney Kelshaw
Boyle Associates Environmental Consulting - Wildlife Bilogist - Gorham, ME
Ryan Robicheau
- Biologist (Land Management) - Sidney, ME
Steven Young
- Certified Wildlife Biologist - FRENCHVILLE, ME
Thomas Schaeffer
- Regional Biologist - Jonesboro, ME
Wes Ashe
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Sidney, 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
Maine's Atlantic salmon likely to be on 'endangered' list for another 75 years - Bangor Daily News
2/13/2019 3:11:00 AM
Maine's Atlantic salmon likely to be on 'endangered' list for another 75 years    Bangor Daily News The plan estimates that the annual cost of implementing recovery actions will be $24 million per year on top of recovery-based efforts covered by regular federal ...

Cashing In on a Warming Arctic - The Atlantic
2/12/2019 7:00:00 AM
Cashing In on a Warming Arctic    The Atlantic In Maine, some see the melting ice to the north as an opportunity.

Thursday, February 7: Clean Water Rule Citizen's Hearing, Portland - Natural Resources Council of Maine
2/4/2019 5:28:00 AM
Thursday, February 7: Clean Water Rule Citizen's Hearing, Portland    Natural Resources Council of Maine Join the Natural Resources Council of Maine for a Clean Water Rule citizen's hearing during the EPA public comment period.

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 Trina Jo Bradley squints down at a plate-sized paw print, pressed into a sheet of shallow snow. She reaches down with fingers outstretched, hovering her.

Leopard Runs Loose In Indian City, Terrorizing Residents Before Capture - Maine Public
2/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Leopard Runs Loose In Indian City, Terrorizing Residents Before Capture    Maine Public A panicked leopard ran through the streets of Jalandhar in northern India on Thursday as residents thronged and scattered, if not to help catch the big cat.

Janet Mills' wildlife commissioner nominee unanimously approved in committee - Bangor Daily News
1/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Janet Mills' wildlife commissioner nominee unanimously approved in committee    Bangor Daily News The nominee to become the first woman commissioner of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife faced a friendly room on Wednesday during her ...

Protecting Maine Wildlife - Natural Resources Council of Maine
1/29/2019 3:15:30 PM
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 ...

Maine North Woods Protection - Natural Resources Council of Maine
1/29/2019 3:11:26 PM
Maine North Woods Protection    Natural Resources Council of Maine Learn more about current and past work by the Natural Resources Council of Maine to protect the Maine North Woods and the wildlife that depend upon it.

Land for Maine's Future Program - Natural Resources Council of Maine
1/29/2019 2:52:05 PM
Land for Maine's Future Program    Natural Resources Council of Maine The Land for Maine's Future (LMF) program helps protect Maine lands that have exceptional natural or recreational value that should be permanent protected.

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 Sir Winston Churchill, paraphrasing Spanish philosopher George Santayana, famously said, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

State Panel Told to Protect Maine Woods from Development Sprawl - Natural Resources Council of Maine
1/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
State Panel Told to Protect Maine Woods from Development Sprawl    Natural Resources Council of Maine Proposal to change how development is allowed in Maine UT met with some vocal opposition, concern about development sprawl.

Maine Compass: Forests offer hope for our future - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
1/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine Compass: Forests offer hope for our future    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel Twenty years ago this month, The Nature Conservancy faced a nerve-wracking decision. That summer, a new breed of real estate investors were buying up ...

Governor-elect Mills nominates Judy Camuso for MDIFW post - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
12/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Governor-elect Mills nominates Judy Camuso for MDIFW post    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ If confirmed, Judy Camuso will be the first woman to serve as MDIFW commissioner.

Moosehead Lake regional fisheries biologist recognized for 30 years on the job - observer-me.com
12/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Moosehead Lake regional fisheries biologist recognized for 30 years on the job    observer-me.com AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage honored Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife fisheries biologist Tim Obrey on Dec. 13 recognizing him for ...

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 Read the latest blog gfrom Deb Perkins, wildlife ecologist, to learn why we want more dead and dying trees on the landscape.

It's time for Maine to take brook trout protection seriously - Bangor Daily News
12/14/2018 3:00:00 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 ...

Trump Administration Pushes to Gut Clean Water Rule, Putting Maine's Clean Water at Risk - Natural Resources Council of Maine
12/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Trump Administration Pushes to Gut Clean Water Rule, Putting Maine's Clean Water at Risk    Natural Resources Council of Maine The Trump Administration's proposal to scrap the Clean Water Rule is the wrong move for Maine and for our country.

Environmental group to outline objections to CMP's western Maine powerline plan in Durham - Times Record
12/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Environmental group to outline objections to CMP's western Maine powerline plan in Durham    Times Record Brunswick — A Maine environmentalist group will host a discussion Dec. 11 in Durham about their objections to a proposed 145-mile power line that would cut ...

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.

Jackman Residents Vote to Oppose CMP Transmission Line - Natural Resources Council of Maine
11/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Jackman Residents Vote to Oppose CMP Transmission Line    Natural Resources Council of Maine Jackman residents oppose CMP transmission line because it would damage wildlife habitat, water quality, scenic views, and tourism economy.

Hunting: Relatively speaking, success of Maine deer hunters low - Press Herald
11/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Hunting: Relatively speaking, success of Maine deer hunters low    Press Herald 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 ...

CMP Power Line Plan Too Destructive to Maine's Natural Beauty - Natural Resources Council of Maine
11/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
CMP Power Line Plan Too Destructive to Maine's Natural Beauty    Natural Resources Council of Maine The CMP power line would cross a vast mountainous region and create an ugly 53-mile scar upon the undeveloped land, which is largely working forest but ...

A Top Threat to Biodiversity: Invasive Plants | First Light Wildlife Habitats - Natural Resources Council of Maine
11/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
A Top Threat to Biodiversity: Invasive Plants | First Light Wildlife Habitats    Natural Resources Council of Maine Non-native honeysuckle shrubs dominate this forest understory and have choked out native plants on Ricker Hill in Poland Spring, Maine. You can see this for ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Hallowed Habitat | First Light Wildlife Habitats with Deborah Perkins - Natural Resources Council of Maine
10/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Hallowed Habitat | First Light Wildlife Habitats with Deborah Perkins    Natural Resources Council of Maine Halloween often focuses on "spooky" wildlife like owls, bats, and spiders. Why not focus this year on "Hallowed Habitat" for these creatures?

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Monday, December 31: Polar Bear Dip & Dash in Portland's East End - Natural Resources Council of Maine
9/1/2018 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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Patience urged on land management rule changes - The Ellsworth American
6/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Patience urged on land management rule changes    The Ellsworth American ELLSWORTH — New rules under consideration by the Maine Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC) could alter the way land in Maine's unorganized ...

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 Contact First Light Wildlife Habitats for custom recommendations: better hummingbird habitat, pollinator paradise, or forest bird sanctuary.

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 | George's Outdoor News - Bangor Daily News
6/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine's got too may bears | George's Outdoor News    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.

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 1:05:24 PM
Restoring Alewives in Maine Rivers    Natural Resources Council of Maine Throughout our history, NRCM has worked to support healthy fish populations, including alewives, returning to Maine's rivers, and we've had big victories.

State Considers Increasing Any-Deer Permits To All-Time High - Maine Public
5/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
State Considers Increasing Any-Deer Permits To All-Time High    Maine Public State biologists on Tuesday unveiled a plan to increase the number of any-deer permits to 84745. That total is about 8000 higher than ever allotted in.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Time to Plant with Wildlife in Mind | First Light Habitats - Natural Resources Council of Maine
5/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Time to Plant with Wildlife in Mind | First Light Habitats    Natural Resources Council of Maine At long last, spring is really here. Let's get ready to roll up our sleeves and build a better habitat! I'm not just talking about planting in gardens and backyards.

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, ...

How to keep ticks out of your yard and off your body - Bangor Daily News
5/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
How to keep ticks out of your yard and off your body    Bangor Daily News Home tick management is a relatively new concept for many Maine residents. After all, ticks didn't start to be a problem in the state until the early 2000s.. Maine ...

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 ...

Why some Mainers are trading the traditional lawn for mini meadows - Bangor Daily News
4/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Why some Mainers are trading the traditional lawn for mini meadows    Bangor Daily News In addition to creating more biodiversity, maintaining a meadow is less time consuming than a manicured yard, and it's more eco-friendly, says an expert.. Maine ...

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.

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 ...

First Light Wildlife Habitats | by Deborah Perkins, MS - Natural Resources Council of Maine
12/7/2017 12:51:52 PM
First Light Wildlife Habitats | by Deborah Perkins, MS    Natural Resources Council of Maine Since 2010, as the sole proprietor of First Light Wildlife Habitats, Deb has partnered with landowners throughout Maine to create thriving wildlife habitats.

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 ...

Defending Maine's Public Reserved Lands | Forests & Wildlife - Natural Resources Council of Maine
6/29/2017 12:05:19 AM
Defending Maine's Public Reserved Lands | Forests & Wildlife    Natural Resources Council of Maine Maine has approximately 600000 acres of Public Reserved Lands in more than 30 separate parcels located across Maine's North Woods and Down East ...

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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 ...

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.