Category Archives: Forestry

Maine’s Forest Products Industry Is Not Dead

Secondary-Wood-Manufacturing-in-Maine Maine’s forest products industry is not dead, and you don’t have to take my word for it. An excellent report on our state’s secondary wood manufacturing economy is now available. The subtitle of the report says it all: $1.8 billion industry is ‘almost invisible.’ The first article, by Roberta Scruggs, Communications Director for the […]

Maine aggressively fights invasive plants but not fish and wildlife.

Maine is aggressively fighting invasive plants and insects, but not wild animals and fish, like this northern pike. And I think that’s too bad. This recent quote from Doug Denico, Director of Maine’s Forestry Bureau, got my attention: “The Maine Forest Service, Public Lands and the Natural Areas Program have joined with the Bureau of […]

Michigan funds deer habitat improvements on private lands

I have to thank a friend of Maine’s outdoors for sharing this story.  Ed Meadows served for a time as Commissioner of Maine’s Department of Conservation before moving to Michigan where he served as the Deputy Director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, which includes fish and wildlife programs. Ed’s back in Maine and […]