Category Archives: Conservation

More groups must apply for funding from Maine’s Outdoor Heritage Fund


When the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine and Maine Audubon teamed up to create the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, I’m not sure any of us realized how much this program would contribute to an amazing array of outdoor recreation and conservation projects. We gathered signatures to put the proposal on the ballot, but in a very […]

Fourth graders will love this poster! And you will too!

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                Every fourth grade teacher in Maine – and every public library – will soon receive a fabulous full-color poster featuring endangered and threatened species. Each teacher will also receive a wildlife lesson packet. The poster will be unveiled today by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife […]

Maine needs stronger rules to control exotic animals and protect native wildlife

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If you read the comments that followed my two outdoor news columns last week about exotic animals, you may have noticed that some of these people have a great disdain for those of us who champion Maine’s native wildlife. Some wrote that I should not be against possession of python snakes, because they are friendly […]