Category Archives: Conservation

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), […]

Important environmental issues at the legislature

Here’s the latest legislative report from Maine Conservation Voters. What an incredible legislative session we’ve had so far this year! And it’s been such a great success because of dedicated conservation voters like you who have supported our work and joined us to urge lawmakers to protect Maine, promote clean energy, and tackle the climate […]

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 […]