Category Archives: Conservation

DIFW presents me with a lifetime achievement award

            Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife presented me with a lifetime achievement award recently at the annual banquet of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. DIFW’s Commissioner, Judy Camuso, presented the award, along with Deputy Commissioner Tim Peabody.             I thanked them and told them the award meant a lot to me, which it […]

Maine Forest Society does lots of great things

My friend Karin Tilberg and I have a lot in common. Karin is executive director of the Forest Society of Maine. We both recognize Maine’s incredible forest resource for its economic contributions, recreational opportunities, history, and beauty/spiritual solace.  We have worked together over the years to find pathways to bring meaningful conservation to Maine’s great […]

Are these the right solutions for fish problems?

DIFW fisheries biologists think that catch and release is hurting our fish. Deirdre Fleming’s story about this, in the Maine Sunday Telegram on August 11, was very provocative. Deirdre wrote: The widespread practice of catch-and-release in waters across Maine has thrown many ecosystems off balance, creating a vicious cycle; an overabundance of fish that leads […]

Angus King steps up for hunters and wildlife

Maine’s U.S. Senator Angus King has stepped up to support hunters, wildlife, and everyone who loves the outdoors. Angus loves to fish and hunt ducks, so his support for our outdoor heritage is no surprise to me. Here is the press release describing the actions Angus has taken. WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), […]