Wildlife Resources in York County

 Wildlife and Habitat Management

   
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IPaC - Information for Planning and Consultation

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

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

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

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

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 (37)
There are 37 resources serving York County in the following categories:
map itMap of Wildlife and Habitat Management Organizations & Professionals serving York County
Biologists / Ecologists
Arlen Lovewell
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Ashland, ME
Brad Zitske
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Gray, ME
Cory Stearns
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Gray, 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
Kendal Marden
- Regional Biologist - Sidney, ME
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Nicholas Kalejs
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Gray, ME
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
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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Mowing and Management: Best Practices for Monarchs
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Understanding when monarchs are present allows land managers to time management practices like burning, mowing, grazing, or targeted pesticide application when they are least likely to harm monarchs.

 

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
Bangor Municipal Golf Course making its grounds better for 'Birdies', 'Eagles', and the environment - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
11/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Bangor Municipal Golf Course making its grounds better for 'Birdies', 'Eagles', and the environment    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Wildlife Conservation Strategy News Items
Outdoors in Maine: ATV Task Forces releases recommendations - Lewiston Sun Journal
2/16/2020 8:08:00 PM
Outdoors in Maine: ATV Task Forces releases recommendations    Lewiston Sun Journal

EPA Providing More Than $430000 to Maine for Wetlands Projects | US EPA - U.S. EPA.gov
1/17/2020 3:00:00 AM
EPA Providing More Than $430000 to Maine for Wetlands Projects | US EPA    U.S. EPA.gov

Portland, Maine Rewriting its Land Use Ordinances - The National Law Review
1/13/2020 3:00:00 AM
Portland, Maine Rewriting its Land Use Ordinances    The National Law Review

How Maine's members of Congress voted over the past week - Bangor Daily News
1/12/2020 3:00:00 AM
How Maine's members of Congress voted over the past week    Bangor Daily News

Statement: Bold climate bill aims to be a gamechanger - Environment Maine
1/8/2020 3:00:00 AM
Statement: Bold climate bill aims to be a gamechanger    Environment Maine

New report: Offshore drilling could bring onshore damages to Maine - Environment Maine
12/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
New report: Offshore drilling could bring onshore damages to Maine    Environment Maine

freepressonline.com - Freepress Online
11/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
freepressonline.com    Freepress Online

Environmental Defense: The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - Environment Maine
11/12/2019 7:13:08 PM
Environmental Defense: The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge    Environment Maine

Bat Conservation: Helping Maine's Bat Population in the Face of White Nose Disease and Other Threats - Maine Public
10/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Bat Conservation: Helping Maine's Bat Population in the Face of White Nose Disease and Other Threats    Maine Public

Where in Maine? - August 2019 - Down East
10/22/2019 11:05:43 PM
Where in Maine? - August 2019    Down East

Developing Howard Hill Park in Augusta was a long public-private hike - Mainebiz
10/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Developing Howard Hill Park in Augusta was a long public-private hike    Mainebiz

Removing Maine River Dams Can Boost Eco-connections - UMass News and Media Relations
10/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Removing Maine River Dams Can Boost Eco-connections    UMass News and Media Relations

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

Northern Maine Residents Weigh In On Proposed Ban On Aerial Herbicide Spraying - Maine Public
9/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Northern Maine Residents Weigh In On Proposed Ban On Aerial Herbicide Spraying    Maine Public

Maine's Chief Game Warden Abruptly Retires - mainepublic.org
9/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine's Chief Game Warden Abruptly Retires    mainepublic.org

How Maine Companies, Conservationists Are Helping Native Pollinators Thrive - mainepublic.org
8/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
How Maine Companies, Conservationists Are Helping Native Pollinators Thrive    mainepublic.org

Puffins: How Conservationists Continue to Bring Maine's Puffin Population Back to Healthy Levels - Maine Public
8/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Puffins: How Conservationists Continue to Bring Maine's Puffin Population Back to Healthy Levels    Maine Public

Insects: Recent News of Insect Population Decline & Concerns Over Insect Pests in Maine - Maine Public
8/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
Insects: Recent News of Insect Population Decline & Concerns Over Insect Pests in Maine    Maine Public

VIDEO: Interns Call Summer Gig Monitoring Puffins On Maine Island 'A Dream Come True' - mainepublic.org
7/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
VIDEO: Interns Call Summer Gig Monitoring Puffins On Maine Island 'A Dream Come True'    mainepublic.org

How one woman's 30-year career changed the way Mainers think about the outdoors - Bangor Daily News
6/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
How one woman's 30-year career changed the way Mainers think about the outdoors    Bangor Daily News

Maine Poised for Big Boost in Clean Energy: Solar Energy in Maine - Natural Resources Council of Maine
6/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine Poised for Big Boost in Clean Energy: Solar Energy in Maine    Natural Resources Council of Maine

Loons in Maine: What is Being Done To Manage and Protect This Aquatic Bird and Maine Icon? - Maine Public
6/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Loons in Maine: What is Being Done To Manage and Protect This Aquatic Bird and Maine Icon?    Maine Public

Rabies: How to Recognize and Protect Against Rabies in Maine - Maine Public
6/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Rabies: How to Recognize and Protect Against Rabies in Maine    Maine Public

Offshore Lobster Industry in Maine Threatening Right Whales - Public News Service
5/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Offshore Lobster Industry in Maine Threatening Right Whales    Public News Service

New study compiles Gulf of Maine seasonal wildlife timing shifts - Phys.org
4/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
New study compiles Gulf of Maine seasonal wildlife timing shifts    Phys.org

The Cleanest Energy: Conservation & Efficiency - Environment Maine
3/12/2019 11:13:20 PM
The Cleanest Energy: Conservation & Efficiency    Environment Maine

Maine Launching Urgent Effort To Survey Insect Population Following 'Stunning' Declines Globally - mainepublic.org
3/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine Launching Urgent Effort To Survey Insect Population Following 'Stunning' Declines Globally    mainepublic.org

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

Protect the North Woods. Stop the Transmission Line. - Environment Maine
2/27/2019 11:22:33 AM
Protect the North Woods. Stop the Transmission Line.    Environment Maine

Mills, 2 Environmental Groups Back CMP's $1 Billion Western Maine Transmission Project - Maine Public
2/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Mills, 2 Environmental Groups Back CMP's $1 Billion Western Maine Transmission Project    Maine Public

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

Maine Environmental Issues in 2019 - Natural Resources Council of Maine
1/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine Environmental Issues in 2019    Natural Resources Council of Maine

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

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

Maine Oversees Record Year For Piping Plover Hatchlings - Maine Public
9/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine Oversees Record Year For Piping Plover Hatchlings    Maine Public

First Adult Loon Returns To Massachusetts Pond In Maine-based Conservation Project - mainepublic.org
6/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
First Adult Loon Returns To Massachusetts Pond In Maine-based Conservation Project    mainepublic.org

Tropical Forest Protection - Environment Maine
5/24/2018 5:28:16 PM
Tropical Forest Protection    Environment Maine

Conservation Group Acquires Nearly 18000 Acres Of Forest In Coastal Maine - Maine Public
5/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Conservation Group Acquires Nearly 18000 Acres Of Forest In Coastal Maine    Maine Public

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