Category Archives: Hiking

Important info and discounts for Maine sporting camps

Here’s a great chance for you to help – and enjoy – one of our struggling Maine sporting camps. The Natural Resources Council of Maine has a great relationship with a group of our best sporting camps. Check out NRCM’s info about those camps, and take advantage of the discounts being offered here: https://www.nrcm.org/donate/membership/maine-sporting-camp-discounts/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=a4d23053-cd8f-4e1c-909d-1a15cd5c0fe5&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=536d4469-36ed-48af-bb4e-b15a13ccd781&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=d3b85c77-cf67-4f7c-8c3b-a0bcc08802ae   […]

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 […]

Kennebec Land Trust Internships are both important and fun

Kennebec Land Trust Internships are both important and fun Internships at Kennebec Land Trust are great opportunities to do good things while having fun. KLT is currently looking for summer interns, and I’ll share their info here. Linda and I donated our woodlot to KLT, and they’ve done a great job with it. This summer […]

My testimony at the Army Corps CMP hearing

The federal Army Corps of Engineers held a public hearing on CMP’s project to bring power from Quebec to Massachusetts through western Maine. I wrote testimony that my friend Jenn Gray delivered for me at the hearing, and I’m going to share it with you. Here it is. CMP Project Army Corps of Engineering Hearing […]

New outdoor recreation plan needs your review and comments

The state’s new outdoor recreation plan is comprehensive and very interesting. The plan covers everything including hunting, fishing, and winter recreation. If you enjoy the great Maine outdoors, you should read the plan, and comment on it. Comments must be submitted by November 22. Here’s the state’s announcement, with a link to the plan. AUGUSTA, […]

Al Cowperthwaite has done a great job for us and North Maine Woods

Mainers are lucky to have access to 3.5 million acres in the North Maine Woods, and we are also lucky that Al Cowperthwaite has been the long-time manager of that property. I have enjoyed many hunting and fishing adventures in the north woods, and feel privileged to have worked with Al on several important issues. […]

Thank landowners on September 15

Landowner Appreciation Day is scheduled for September 15. And I encourage you that day to thank the private landowners who allow you to enjoy their land. Private landowners do a lot for us, from providing ATV and snowmobile trails and places to hunt and access favorite fishing spots to the opportunity to hike and pick […]