Looks like Maine is once again home to critical habitat for the Canada Lynx. This would overturn the 2006 decision not to designate critical habitat in Maine. There isn’t a map linked to this news release but they do say that over 9,000 square miles of Maine is included. My guess is that this is very Read More
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I had always planned to donate my body to science but jumping into the Atlantic Ocean on January 2nd was not how I envisioned it happening. There I stood in any case on the appointed day last week, ready to do NRCM’s “Polar Plunge” to kick off our 50th anniversary year and raise money for Read More
There are three little words that are eliciting a variety of responses around the NRCM office these days… “Polar”… “Bear”… “Plunge.” That’s right, as we began planning ways to celebrate our 50th anniversary next year, we thought, what better way to dive into the festivities than a brisk romp in the Atlantic Ocean? We have Read More
On Friday a few co-workers and I got together and participated in the Keep ME Warm program that Gov. Baldacci has created. I must say the participation in this was a team effort. Beth started the ball rolling. She had previous obligations and wasn’t able to winterize the homes but she pulled together all the materials and Read More
I was sitting in my office this morning, watching the birds that continue to feed at my new bird feeder outside my window, and I wasn’t really paying close attention, as I know the “usuals” who visit my feeder now – some sparrows and mostly 2-3 chickadees who visit on and off throughout the day. Read More
I shouldn’t admit this in writing, as I know that my boss Allison reads these posts, but until I started working for her, I never really spent too much time thinking about birds. It’s not that I disliked birds, but I never actively tried to identify birds that I saw and I never even had a Read More
Welcome to the Plum Creek finish line. While we haven’t quite reached the end of the road yet, I think we can see it from here. At the moment I’m in the hearing room at the Bangor Ramada Inn. Just in front of me a row of Plum Creek attorneys are nodding and bobbing there heads as Read More
After three and a half years of public hearings, written comments and hours of testimony, the Plum Creek process reached the decisive moment today – the LURC Commission tentatively voted to approve Plum Creek’s plan for 2000 house lots including two resorts surrounding Moosehead Lake. Maine people can take great pride in the number of Read More