Category Archives: Environmental Issues

News about the north woods, CMP’s destructive corridor, and more

The Natural Resources Council of Maine is providing some interesting history and information about a variety of issues and projects, including Maine’s wonderful north woods and CMP’s destructive corridor through western Maine. This info normally goes only to NRCM’s members, but they’ve allowed me to share it with you, and we all hope you will […]

Bad News About Invasive Bluegills

DIFW Fisheries Biologist Wes Ashe recently reported on an illegal introduction of invasive Bluegills. Here’s some info from his report: Bluegill don’t belong in Maine waters, and despite their small size and unintimidating features, they are highly invasive. The next summer, biologists returned to the Sheepscot River to get a better handle on the distribution […]

Troubling changes in the northern forest

Troubling changes in the northern forest This is a terrific and important column by my friend Sandra Neily who lives in Greenville. Sandy has been an environmental advocate for decades. The photo with  this column, which she gave me permission to use, is Sandy fishing with a bald head, shortly after she’d received treatment for […]

Great column about the impact of CMP’s Corridor on our brook trout

Big Fight in the North Woods: CMP’s Proposed Powerline by Jeff Reardon If you haven’t heard about Central Maine Power’s proposed powerline, you must be living under a rock. The project is being debated with a blitz of roadside signs, TV and radio and internet ads, duelling Facebook pages, public forums, newspaper articles, letters to […]