Monthly Archives: October 2015

Public Lands Commission slams the door on Governor’s demands

Public lands map

The legislature’s Public Lands Commission has slammed the door on Governor Paul LePage’s demand that revenue in the Public Lands Bureau be diverted to purchase wood stoves for poor Mainers and other purposes. At the Commission’s Tuesday meeting, not a single voice was raised to support the governor on this issue. Commission Chair, Senator Tom […]

The Last Minute Moose

James Cote story 2015

This is a terrific moose hunting story, written by my friend James Cote who managed the referendum campaign that successfully defended bear hunting, and who is now very active in a variety of sportsmen’s issues and projects. I was particularly pleased by the key role played by my friends Greg Drummond and Ron Joseph. The […]

Great conservation projects get Sun Edison boost

Cold Stream Forest Project

The initial list of conservation projects getting a boost from a $2.5 million conservation fund from SunEdison is very impressive. Funding will go to some great projects providing fish passage, public access and recreation, and habitat conservation. The contribution was part of a settlement between SunEdison and Friends of Maine Mountains which agreed to withdraw […]