Kennebec Land Trust Internships are both important and fun

Kennebec Land Trust Internships are both important and fun Internships at Kennebec Land Trust are great opportunities to do good things while having fun. KLT is currently looking for summer interns, and I’ll share their info here. Linda and I donated our woodlot to KLT, and they’ve done a great job with it. This summer […]

Legislature debates deer baiting and biodegradable lures

The legislature’s Fish and Wildlife Committee worked yesterday on bills on deer baiting and biodegradable hooks and lures. The Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department spent more than two hours briefing the committee on deer feeding issues and answering questions. I will report on that in more detail later. But essentially, the department asked for no […]

DIFW’s Deer Feeding Report and Recommendations

The legislature’s IFW Committee will work on LD 1804 today, a bill about deer baiting and feeding. DIFW has prepared a report and recommendations for the committee. Here is their report. A Report on the Applications and Impacts of White-tailed Deer Feeding with Recommendations for Maine Nathan R. Bieber Wildlife Biologist Maine Department of Inland […]

Legislature debates turkeys and bears

At a work session this morning, the legislature’s Fish and Wildlife Committee acted on 3 bills carried over from last year’s legislative session. Deputy game wardens The first bill, LD650, was designed to strengthen Maine’s landowner relations bill, by adding 5 new deputy game wardens to DIFW’s staff. But DIFW did not support the bill, […]

Profound and Amazing Maine stories

I’ve become a big fan of Littoral Books in Portland. James and Agnes Bushell publish awesome books, most by Maine authors. I recently read a very important book, Dangerous New World, a wonderful and very important collection of columns and poems about climate change. Meghan Sterling and Kathleen Sullivan did a superb job of selecting […]

IFW Legislative Committee postpones decision on ban of plastic hooks and lures

The legislature’s IFW committee voted today to postpone a decision on a bill to require biodegradable hooks and lures for freshwater fishing. The IFW department said they are concerned about the impact of these hooks and lures, and reported they’d organized a task force to address this issue. IFW said they’d examined the stomachs of […]