Category Archives: Environmental Issues

$6 million to be invested in fish habitat and private road improvements

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A very significant federal grant of $6 million is coming to Maine to restore more than 250 miles of fish habitat in northern and eastern Maine and help private forestland owners reduce the impacts of flooding on road networks. This announcement from the partners in the Maine Aquatic Connectivity Restoration Project is a very important […]

Exotic animals and feral cats legislation submitted

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I hope to keep you informed of legislative bills of particular interest to those who love the outdoors. There’s not much information available yet, so let’s start this series with my own proposals. Yesterday I submitted 7 proposals to the Revisor’ office, where they will be drafted into bills. Each bill has an outstanding legislation […]

Animal welfare groups demand tougher protections for Canadian lynx

In response to the federal listing of Lynx as threatened, Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife restricted trapping in the Lynx’s region. But animal rights groups have been complaining ever since, especially about the decision by the feds to give Maine an incidental take permit, allowing a few Lynx to be accidentally captured. A […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]