What will it take to convince you that climate change is happening and is a problem that must be addressed? That was one of the questions posed at a recent Maine Climate Table meeting, a group chaired by Cathy Lee. Perhaps Lyme disease and deer ticks? The terrible loss of commercial fisheries along the Maine […]
The title of Clinton Townsend’s memoir is both ironic and wrong. The book is titled Trouble Maker, and Bill was not that. He was one of our state’s greatest conservationists and an inspiration to many, including me. But I get the title. Bill was certainly an environmental agitator, pushing us forward on my important issues […]
After reading D.B. McCrea’s first book about his adventures as a South Dakota game warden, I couldn’t wait to read his second book, and it is also a keeper. In book #2, The Forgotten Lawmen 2, McCrea has moved to the Sioux Falls area, the fastest growing section of South Dakota, and a place filled […]
Apparently retired game warden/sheriff John Ford is never going to run out of stories. His third book, Deer Diaries, published by North Country Press, includes a hilarious tale (and I use the word tale deliberately) about the time he was wrestling a lawbreaker to the ground in the middle of a busy Gardiner intersection when […]
Maine has the smallest percentage of public land of all the states on the East Coast. The highest percentage is in Florida, 25.2%, and the lowest percentage is in Maine, 6.5%. Even Massachusetts, at 10%, has a higher percentage of public land than does Maine. New Hampshire has 17.1%, impressive. So we are very lucky […]
I’ll bet you didn’t know that land trusts are doing this much for you.