Duck season has been over for six weeks, and I am finally recovering from my post-season depression. I think most hunters know what I am talking about. For three months, I knew exactly what I would be doing with every second of free time, and even car trips for work or other tasks had an Read More
Nature of Maine Blog
The Natural Resources Council of Maine’s “Nature of Maine” blog gives you the inside scoop on some of the latest issues facing Maine’s environment. From environmental news to threats to opportunities, NRCM is on the frontlines of the latest goings-on—and we’re often leading the charge on efforts to protect Maine’s precious lands, air, waters, and wildlife. Read what NRCM staff members have to say and get the perspective of some of our members and supporters who have been guest contributors.
Perhaps you have an issue you’d like to write about. Maybe you’re an expert on a particular topic and are inspired to share your expertise. Maybe you’ve recently made a visit to a spectacular Maine nature preserve or other natural area and would like to write about it (captioned photos welcome!). For submission guidelines, email email@example.com.
Winter Thoughts on the Recent Duck Season
Waterfowl hunting provides me with so many ways to enjoy the glory of Maine, from the warm,September days of early goose season ponds in Central Maine through bitter, dark December mornings in Casco Bay. There is nothing quite like the power of life that duck hunting allows me to see.
The Joys of a Maine Winter!
These cold January days have not deterred me from enjoying Maine’s outdoors. Those of us who love to fish in Maine can’t stay idle waiting for spring to wet our fly lines. Instead, we bundle up and explore Maine’s lakes and rivers—through the ice. Last weekend, I finally got a chance to get out on Read More
NRCM 2010 Polar Plunge: the Movie
We did it again! NRCM members, staff, and supporters gathered on East End Beach in Portland on Friday, December 31, 2010 for our third annual Polar Plunge. 43 brave polar bears raced into the icy cold Atlantic Ocean to raise money for NRCM’s clean energy work—this year raising more than $9,000. The weather was perfect Read More
Moving Away From Coal and Toward Solar and Wind
Although the coal, oil, and utility lobby spent $500 million over the past two years to defeat comprehensive climate and clean energy legislation, the shift to clean energy is underway and inevitable. Two big developments toward clean energy are worth noting. The New York Times reports that there is a growing movement in the Navajo Read More
NRCM Paddle on Long Pond, Belgrade, Maine
On October 3, 2010, paddling enthusiasts joined NRCM staff for a member paddle on beautiful Long Pond in Belgrade, Maine. The weather was perfect, the foliage was gorgeous, and a Bald Eagle sat for our cameras at Blueberry Island. What a special day. We enjoyed meeting all of you who joined us!
Big News from the Big Apple: E-waste Lawsuit Withdrawn
Good news for extended producer responsibility (EPR) in the United States! (i.e., manufacturer responsibility for end-of-life collection and recycling of unwanted consumer products). Yesterday, a large consortium of electronics companies formally withdrew their lawsuit challenging New York City’s EPR e-waste recycling law (which I testified in support of in 2006). While a recently passed New Read More
Five Days on the Allagash with the Natural Resources Council of Maine
In May, 2010, members of the Natural Resources Council of Maine joined Executive Director Brownie Carson for five days on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. This video captures fun and adventure in this spectacular piece of Maine’s North Woods. (Produced by Allison Wells)
Sea Lamprey Migration in the Sheepscot River, Maine
NRCM’s Allison Wells and her young son happened upon the sea lamprey migration in the Sheepscot River, Coopers Mills, Maine, and captured this video. The sea lamprey is a native, parasitic fish that has a strange, disc-like mouth that it uses for feeding on the flesh of other fish. It also uses it to grasp Read More