Buy lumber and other wood products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, or FSC, and rest assured your purchase supports sound forest practices. FSC-certified wood comes from forests managed to conserve biological diversity and wildlife habitat, which helps ensure clean air, recreation, and scenic beauty. Look for the FSC label and also ask at the Read More
Never flush unused drugs down the toilet or pour them down the sink. Septic systems and sewage treatment plants do not always break down pharmacological drugs, which can cause harm to fish and other wildlife. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
MA Attorney General testimony shows project would not reduce carbon pollution; Firefighters join growing chorus of opposition in Western Maine NRCM News Release Augusta – A settlement package being offered by Central Maine Power (CMP) for its highly contentious corridor project offers Maine people much less than meets the eye and is not worth the Read More
Walk into most of the woodlands in our region today, and you will find a lack of dead and dying trees. Yes, that’s right – most of our forests do not have enough dead and decaying trees. To many people, this may seem counterintuitive. Why would we want more dead and dying trees on the landscape? Read More
As a hiker, I’ve seen the vistas that would be despoiled. Citizens should speak out in the strongest terms against the proposal. by Carey Kish, of Mount Desert Island, author of “AMC’s Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast” and author/editor of the “AMC Maine Mountain Guide.” Portland Press Herald op-ed The Appalachian Trail follows a Read More
Non-native honeysuckle shrubs dominate this forest understory and have choked out native plants on Ricker Hill in Poland Spring, Maine. You can see this for yourself on Route 26, just across the road from The Lodge at the Poland Spring Resort. The dense green thicket below the trees are all invasive honeysuckle shrubs, native to Read More
Typical Halloween decorations, stories, and traditions invariably include “spooky” wildlife such as owls, bats, and spiders (oh my!). However, I invite you, my dear reader, to focus on these creatures in a fresh, new way this Hallow’s Eve, by providing them with “Hallowed Habitat.” It’s my favorite month of the year—October! The hardwoods are showing Read More
Next week is National Wildlife Refuge Week. Celebrate by visiting a national wildlife refuge right here in Maine. For a full list, visit www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/ByState.cfm?state=ME. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
By Roger Merchant, Special to the BDN Bangor Daily News news story I walked into the Maine woods in 1965 as a forester and photographer, and spent the next 50 years exploring and appreciating these woods. Maine’s natural resources contribute to our rural quality of life, tourism and forestry economies. Central Maine Power’s proposal to Read More