November 3, 2016

Maine National Guard General honors Maine game warden

A Maine game warden was honored today in Augusta by Brigadier General Douglas A. Farnham, Adjutant General for the Maine National Guard. With assistance from the Landowner Relations Program within the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Game Warden Jason Scott assisted Maine’s National Guard at their 425 acre Hollis Training Site. The Site not only provides necessary military training opportunities but also includes rare natural resources to include scrub oak barrens.

For many years, the property had been plagued with issues of trespassing, littering, vandalism and illegal ATV use. When traditional law enforcement means failed to bring satisfactory results to the area, Warden Jason Scott took things a step further and began to work with National Guard representatives, local ATV clubs and DIF&W biologists on plans to reroute traffic away from the military property and onto adjacent property owned by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

After a great deal of work and the acquisition of necessary equipment and gear, a new half-mile ATV access route was completed in 2015 and has since alleviated a decade’s old problem that once caused serious concerns for the military and the environment. Congratulations Warden Scott!

Accompanying photo of Brig. Gen. Farnham and Game Warden Jake Scott. Warden Scott was provided a signed print of the Twentieth Maine at Little Round Top, July 2, 1863.