Wildfire previews outdoor and environmental issues at the legislature

The key hunting, fishing, conservation, and environmental issues before the legislature this session are previewed on the current episode of Wildfire, the TV talk show I cohost with Harry Vanderweide. The show is owned and produced by Maine Audubon.

Jenn Gray of Maine Audubon is our guest this week on Wildfire.

Jenn Gray of Maine Audubon is our guest this week on Wildfire.

Audubon’s lobbyist, Jenn Gray, talks with us in the second half of the show about the environmental issues from mining to ocean temperatures. In the first half of the show, Harry and I discuss the hunting and fishing issues from licensing to rubber worms to exotic animals. Yes, we’ll be talking about rat snakes this session!

Not surprisingly, brook trout issues are on the list for both sportsmen and environmentalists.

Wildfire is aired on the Time Warner channel statewide (channel 9 in most places) on the following days and times: Sundays at 9:30 pm, Wednesdays at 7 pm, Fridays at 7:30 pm, and Saturdays at 2:30 pm. Each episode airs for a two week period, beginning on a Wednesday night.

Sometime soon this episode on legislative issues will also be available on Maine Audubon’s website (www.maineaudubon.org). You can actually watch all the episodes of Wildfire on Audubon’s website. And I also have a link to the shows on my website, www.georgesmithmaine.com.

George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website, georgesmithmaine.com, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.