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There are more early season fishing opportunities than you think…

There is no longer a need to pass emergency rules to open the fishing season with an early onset of spring in Maine. Here's why...

saltmarsh sparrow

Maine Adds Eight New Species To State's Endangered and Threatened Species List

Eight new species were added to Maine's Endangered and Threatened Species list, including five birds, one bat, one bee, and a beetle. Two of these species, the saltmarsh sparrow and Ashtons cuckoo bumble bee, are listed as Endangered, and the other six as Threatened.

Maine wildlife that would benefit from RAWA

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA)

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is an opportunity to protect and enhance fish and wildlife in Maine and the United States for future generations.

PCCA award presentation

Penobscot County Conservation Association Honored with 2021 Maine Warden Service Colonel’s Award

The Penobscot County Conservation Association was honored with the 2021 Maine Warden Service Colonel’s Award on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, by Maine Warden Service Colonel Dan Scott. This award may be presented annually to an individual or individuals who the Colonel has determined have provided distinguished support and/or service to the Maine Warden Service and/or its mission.


Big Atlas Weekend 2022 - June 24-26

This exciting annual event is a fun way for birders from across the state to document breeding birds and come together as a birding community.

removing fencing from the doe

Team Effort to Help a Doe in Peru

Recently, a doe was seen with a cable cinched around her waist. There was concern that the cable could continue to tighten and affect her survival so we tried to see if we could intervene. 

McBrine Maine Game Warden of the Year

2021 Maine Game Warden of the Year

Maine Warden Service is pleased to announce Joe McBrine as the 2021 Maine Game Warden of the Year.

Forestry and Herons Can and Do Mix

The following article was originally written for the October 2012 issue of "SWOAM News", the newsletter of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine:  [caption id="attachment_978" align="alignleft" width="300"]

Sebasticook Valley Middle School Outdoors Club Adopts Great Blue Heron Colony

[caption id="attachment_463" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Logan Labree, Dalton McCaughlin and Rachel Bates measure and record the diameter of a great blue heron nest tree while Skip Walsh (in background) searches for another nest."]

Land Trust Sponsors Program on Damariscove's Sea Birds

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