The peregrine, once known as the “duck hawk,” is a large falcon, the male more than 16 inches tall and the larger female measuring up to about 20 inches, with a wingspan of up to 44 inches. One of the most widespread birds in the world, the peregrine is found on all continents, with the exception of Antarctica.
Chairman Harvey and Commissioners, Thank you for this opportunity to provide comments on the Hammond Ridge rezoning proposal (ZP 710). My name is Cathy Johnson and I am the North Woods Project Director and Senior Staff Attorney for the Natural Resources Council of Maine. NRCM has worked on a broad range of issues affecting the Read More
Testimony by Catherine Johnson, NRCM North Woods Project Director Good afternoon Sen. Perry, Rep. Piotti and members of the Committee. My name is Cathy Johnson. I am here today on behalf of more than 10,000 members and supporters of the Natural Resources Council of Maine in support of L.D. 255, An Act Concerning Litigation Brought Read More
Morning Sentinel editorial With a seven-foot wingspan, a dazzling white head and elegant black wings that beat oh-so-sedately as the bird makes its way through the air, a bald eagle sighting is a soul-stirring moment. This bird is not in a hurry — why should it be? It lords over everything else in the sky, Read More
In the snowbound dawn of the Northern Forest prowls a feline shadow with shining eyes and thick, silvery fur. Her big paws and long legs allow her to move silently through the deep snow as she hunts for hare and other prey. Long tufts of black fur grace the tops of her ears, and her short tail is tipped in black. She is the Canada lynx, a federally threatened species of the boreal forest.
Testimony at the Maine Legislature by Diano Circo, NRCM North Woods policy advocate and outreach coordinator Good morning. My name is Diano Circo. I am a resident of Hallowell. I am here today speaking on behalf of the Natural Resources Council of Maine in support of L.D. 1617. Liquidation harvesting is logging with no thought Read More
by Cathy Johnson, NRCM North Woods project director Bangor Daily News op-ed When people think of forests with big old trees, we usually think of the West Coast. Here in New England, trees are naturally shorter, and loggers have been cutting the forests for hundreds of years, so many people think we never had big Read More
NRCM news release Emera, the parent company of Bangor Hydro, has decided not to move forward at this time with a proposed 170-foot wide, 84-mile transmission line that would have bisected Hancock and Washington Counties, running between Orrington, north of Bangor, and Baileyville, on the New Brunswick border. This massive new transmission line was strongly Read More
Facing certain defeat in front of the Board of Environmental Protection, Bangor Hydro Electric has withdrawn its application for a new transmission line across Hancock and Washington Counties in Downeast Maine, which was strongly opposed by the Natural Resources Council of Maine and citizens from throughout the state and region. “This is great news for Read More