Category Archives: Environmental Issues

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 […]

Invasive Species are a Big Problem in Maine

Here’s some important news from Rep. Dennis Keschl about invasive species in Maine. Maine Natural Resource Agencies Participating in the Largest Invasive Species Awareness Effort in the U.S.  The collaborative initiative aims to bring attention to the impacts, prevention, and management of invasive species. Maine’s natural resources agencies invite everyone who cares for our environment […]

A great and important book about our moving waters

Given all the time I’ve spent on brooks, streams, and rivers, I knew I would enjoy the book of water stories titled Ripple Effect, published by Maine Authors Publishing. Carol Bass did a fantastic job of selecting poems and columns, along with beautiful photographs and paintings, and quite a few Mainers are featured in the […]

Legislative committee votes unanimously to stop CMP corridor

Great news! A legislative committee has voted unanimously for a resolve to void CMP’s public lands lease for their destructive corridor through western Maine. The resolve also notes that Maine’s constitution requires approval by two-thirds of the legislature for public lands to be substantially altered. CMP claims it is not substantially changing our public lands, […]