Category Archives: Conservation

Lots of Interesting LandCAN projects

The Land Conservation Assistance Network is an amazing organization, headquartered in Maine, but doing projects all over the country. Here’s the first paragraph in their recent annual report Over the past 18 years, thousands of individuals and businesses have visited our websites to find around 42,000 resources that help them make the best decisions about […]

Endangered Species getting a boost

The legislature is working to strengthen our protection of endangered species. The bill expands the authority of game wardens to cite people who violate the protective laws for endangered and threatened species, and increases penalties for violations. Here is a report on this bill from Maine Audubon. This is great news! A unanimous Committee Report […]

Bonnie Holding Recognized with Award

Here’s some great news from DIF&W. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife honored longtime Maine guide Bonnie Holding of Coplin Plantation with the Wiggie Robinson Legendary Maine Guide Award on Saturday night. The award was presented by Commissioner Judy Camuso at the Maine Professional Guides Association annual banquet in Brewer. “This award is […]

Time to help with brook trout survey

Maine Audubon is again sponsoring a brook trout survey this year. The information collected is very important to our effort to protect and enhance our remarkable population of native brook trout. I hope you will sign up to participate in this year’s survey. Here is the information I received from Maine Audubon.   Happy Spring! […]

It took 9 years to get the sportsman’s license plate

Nine years after the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine began advocating for a sportsman’s license plate, the plates were finally approved by the legislature and ready for purchase in 2008. I hope you have these plates on your vehicles. Fifty percent of the money is dedicated to fish hatcheries, 25% to landowner relations, 15% to development […]

Lots of good conservation recommendations

The Land Conservation Task Force has issued a lot of really good recommendations. While their recommendation of a major bond issue to revitalize the Land for Maine’s Future got most of the news coverage, there are lots of other recommendations that are equally important. The Task Force was led by David Trahan of the Sportsman’s […]