Category Archives: Conservation

It’s time to get your Passport to Maine’s Outdoors

Building off the 30th anniversary of the Land For Maine’s Future program, the conservation community and LL Bean are encouraging more Mainers to spend lots of time outdoors. The project is called the Passport to Maine’s Outdoors and features 36 recommended destinations, divided into six geographic regions of the state. Participants can choose to visit […]

20 Individuals and Organizations Form New Conservation Group

A new and impressive conservation group has been organized “to shape the next generation of Maine land conservation.” The group is cochaired by David Trahan of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine and Tim Glidden of Maine Coast Heritage Trust. “Despite the many conservation successes realized in recent years, traditional public access to the outdoors continues […]

Terry Hayes makes lots of commitments on environmental and conservation issues

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 posted the survey responses from Alan Caron, another independent candidate for governor. Neither the Republican nor the Democratic nominees completed the survey, but I am urging them to do […]

Alan Caron makes strong commitments on key environmental and conservation issues

The two independent candidates for governor completed an extensive candidate survey by Maine Audubon, with some great responses, commitments, and plans. Today I am sharing Alan Caron’s responses. On June 29 I will share the responses of Terry Hughes. While neither the Republican or the Democratic nominees answered the survey, I am encouraging them to […]

Do you think moose hunters want to shoot calves?

Perhaps the most important goal in DIFW’s new moose management plan is this one: maintain a healthy sustainable moose population while providing hunting and viewing opportunities. Don’t we wish this was easy. The plan notes that as Maine moves into a new horizon moose management impacts of winter ticks, a warming climate, changing forest practices […]