Category Archives: Maine

Land trusts get high marks from legislature

The Maine Legislature’s Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee has released its report on conservation lands owned by nonprofit organizations, which it was authorized to undertake by a provision in the General Fund Biennial Budget for 2018 and 2019. The report gives high marks to our land trust community and includes some interesting recommendations. I was […]

Stunning doesn’t begin to describe these photos of Maine’s High Peaks

John and Cynthia Orcutt have blessed us with amazing photos in their book, Enduring Heights – The High Peaks of Maine. As Senator Angus King writes in the forward, “The vistas are so wide, the colors so subtle, the forests so deep, that the urge to see for yourself will be pretty hard to resist.” […]

Two more great novels set on Maine islands

After thoroughly enjoying the novel Matinicus – An Island Mystery by Darcy Scott, I quickly ordered two of Darcy’s other novels, Reese’s Leap and Margel’s Madness. Matinicus – An Island Mystery won a best mystery award in the 2013 Indie Book Awards. Scott’s character’s are complex and compelling. Some of the characters in Reese’s Leap […]

Great project working to remove barriers to fish spawning grounds

The Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund has awarded a grant to Maine Audubon’s important project to remove barriers that prevent fish from moving up and down streams and getting to their spawning grounds. Maine Audubon, partnering with The Nature Conservancy, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and support from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and […]

Please help us keep Maine clean

I hope you will join us in a project called Keep Maine Clean, created to remove litter from our waterways, woods, and roadsides. A couple years ago the legislature, in response to legislation I proposed, expanded the landowner relations program at the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, by including the Keep Maine Clean project. […]