Category Archives: Maine Woods

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 […]

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, and restaurants 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 […]

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 […]

Time to tell DIFW if you support lots more any deer permits

It’s time to let DIFW know if you support their proposal to issue the most any-deer permits ever. You can send your comments to Becky Orff by email (Becky.Orff@maine.gov) or regular mail (Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department, 284 State Street 42 SHS, Augusta. ME 04333. Here’s the column I wrote earlier this month about this […]

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 […]