Enjoy Maine’s great outdoors. Make plans today with friends or family for snowshoeing, skiing, and sledding at your favorite Maine place. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
By the Associated Press Boston Globe news story MILLINOCKET, Maine — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday reiterated his support for a ‘‘made in Maine’’ solution that keeps intact the boundaries of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. In his final report to the president, Zinke recommended that timbering should be permitted on the… Continue Reading
Statement of Cathy Johnson, Forests and Wildlife Project Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine “Today Interior Secretary Zinke released a memorandum to President Trump recommending potentially damaging changes to Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. It is unclear what action President Trump will take in response to the recommendations. “At a time when residents and… Continue Reading
Bangor Daily News editorial In its first year of existence, the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument drew nearly 30,000 visitors. Nearly half came in the summer, via the monument’s roads, and another 15,000 people visited the monument on snowmobiles during the winter. Considering that Gov. Paul LePage has forbidden the Maine Department of Transportation… Continue Reading
By the end of 2017, visits to Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument are expected to quadruple what they were during its first short season in 2016. The Bangor Daily News reported the monument was visited by 7,162 vehicles so far this year, representing an estimated 14,324 people, compared with 1,762 vehicles last year. “It’s… Continue Reading
By Tim Glidden and Kate Dempsey Bangor Daily News op-ed In recent years, there has been increased scrutiny of Maine’s land trusts. As representatives of two statewide land conservation organizations, we welcome the attention. But for too long public debate on the land trust community has been plagued by speculation and misinformation. The public deserves… Continue Reading
You can enjoy camping year round. Winter camping can be enjoyable with a nice campfire and a cozy sleeping bag. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
On June 7, 2017, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy opened the doors of the Monson A.T. Visitor Center at its new location in the Monson Historical Society building on Main Street. Since then, we’ve been open seven days a week, and we’ve welcomed over four thousand visitors. Our final day of the season was October 15. The Appalachian… Continue Reading
Describe Enormous Progress and Serious Threats to Clean Water in Maine NRCM news release Lewiston, ME — Today on the banks of the Androscoggin, once labeled the most polluted river in America, a diverse group of Mainers described the importance of the Clean Water Act. The Act became law on October 18, 1972, when Congress… Continue Reading