Category Archives: Environmental Issues

Threaded Journeys is not your typical book of hunting and fishing stories.

Threaded Journeys Tom with Fish

Threaded Journeys by Tom Johnson is an unusual book, with a subtitle that gives you a hint of what’s inside: “Fishing, Hunting, Conservation, Adventure… and America’s Future.” Yes, Tom covers it all. You’ll get provocative opinion pieces on important issues from climate change to the endangered species act to fracking. And there are lots of […]

USF&W Director issues provocative call to action

moon eclipse

A provocative call-to-action by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe is getting a lot of attention across the nation. First delivered at this year’s North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Management Conference, Ashe pointed out challenges faced by sportsmen and women today, problems in our environmental and conservation communities, and called out our […]

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

Ball python

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 […]

Time to put our differences aside and make the best of the new national monument

East Branch Penobscot River

On May 16, I testified in favor of the designation of a national monument on land owned by Elliotsville Plantation, at a public hearing hosted by U.S. Senator Angus King and the Director of the National Park Service. Now that the President has designated that area as a national monument, I think my remarks are […]