Salmon Fishing On Bog Lake Improves With New Public Access Site

March 29, 2018 at 9:31 pm

[caption id="attachment_2804" align="alignright" width="395"]An angler has a flag on Bog Lake photo by Raymie Scanlon[/caption] By MDIFW Fisheries Biologist Jacob Scoville Maine’s fisheries biologists are charged with preserving, protecting, and enhancing the inland fisheries resources of the state for all to enjo

Easter’s On Its Way, And Peter Cottontail Needs Your Help!

March 28, 2018 at 9:26 am

[caption id="attachment_2798" align="alignright" width="518"] New England cottontails such as this one rely on thickets of dense shrubs and young trees.[/caption] By MDIFW Wildlife Biologist Cory Stearns With Easter nearly here, you might find yourself breaking into renditions of “Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail, hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on it’

Maine Warden Service Receives Special Donation From Maine Guide Snowshoe

March 26, 2018 at 11:10 am

By Corporal John MacDonald, Maine Warden Service The Maine Warden Service was recently provided with a special gift, one that is at the heart of any outdoor enthusiast who loves a good Maine winter. Nine pair of genuine, Maine-made snowshoes were donated to the newest graduating class of game wardens to use in their missions that range from fish and wildlife conservation, search and rescue and public safety. These aren’t just any pair of snowshoes, these are the best in the business.

Why Do We Manage Grasslands With Delayed Mowing?

March 22, 2018 at 10:06 am

[caption id="attachment_2785" align="alignright" width="463"] Male (Left) and Female (Right) Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus). Photo courtesy of National Audobon Society[/caption] By Natural Resource Manager Daniel H. Hill Did you know that managed grasslands and hay fields are important, intricate ecosystems found throughout the State of Maine? Did you know they were in decline?

Creating Backyard Habitat for Bees And Butterflies

March 20, 2018 at 8:44 am

Many of us have heard about widespread declines of some pollinator species. Not only do bees and butterflies play a critical role in natural ecosystems and in agriculture by pollinating plants, but they’re pretty cool to look at too!

Heron Observation Network's Ninth Year in a Nutshell

March 1, 2018 at 8:14 am

Volunteers are Vital From Eagle Lake to Milbridge to Eliot, the Heron Observation Network of Maine completed its ninth year of monitoring great blue heron colonies in an ongoing effort to better understand the status of the population. Great blue herons are widespread throughout Maine; however, a noticeable decline in their coastal nesting population has occurred since the 1980s.