Category Archives: Environmental Issues

Information on handicapped-accessible trails, restaurants, inns, and more

  As my legs weaken, due to ALS, I’ve been researching accessible outdoor places, trails, Information on accessible trails, inns, restaurants, and inns. I’m surprised there is no central location where we can access this information. Here is some of the information I’ve found so far, all of it available online.  Maine’s state parks are very […]

Good things happening with new fisheries plan

Lots of interesting and important initiatives are being discussed by DIFW’s Heritage Brook Trout and Charr Work Group, led by Francis Brautigam, Fisheries Division Director. This effort was launched in response to legislative support for my bill to protect tributaries to our Heritage Waters where native brook trout and charr are protected. I was initially […]

Volunteers needed for native brook trout posters

  The Native Fish Coalition, Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife are seeking volunteers to help post informational signs on Maine’s State Heritage Fish lakes and ponds. The goal of this project is to protect this irreplaceable resource from the introduction of invasive fish, the number one threat to Maine’s wild native brook trout. These […]

Fish and Wildlife Department Critical of CMP Plan

Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has stepped up big time to criticize Central Maine Power’s proposal to construct a massive new transmission line through Maine to move electricity from Quebec to Massachusetts. The good people of New Hampshire rejected CMP’s proposal, so they’ve moved it to Maine. “Clear and compelling information is necessary […]

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 […]