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Lessons from a land deal that almost got away

Lessons from a land deal that almost got away Copyright © 2006 Blethen Maine Newspapers Inc. Gov. John E. Baldacci put his signature yesterday on legislation that will enable a hard-fought conservation deal to move ahead. The deal protects the lands surrounding

A Maine Sportsman Speaks Out on Plum Creek

Well, here's a Downeast sportsman who doesn't think Plum Creek's suburbanization of the Northern Forest is a "sugar plum" for hunters and anglers. His name is Jon Lund, former attorney general for the State of Maine and publisher

Golden Rule Comes to the North Woods

Here are the remarks of Jon Lund -- avid and accomplished hunter and angler, Maine's former attorney general and publisher of New England's biggest outdoor periodical, the *Maine Sportsman* -- delivered to the board of the Sportsman's Alliance

Plum Creek Media Blitz Called "Insult to People of Maine"

ENVIRONEWS From Maine's Leading Environmental Voice The Natural Resources Council of Maine For Immediate Release: April 7, 2006 Contact: Pete Didisheim 207-622-3101, ext. 213; Judy Berk 207-338-6690 NRCM CRITICIZES PLUM CREEK PUBLIC RELATIONS BLITZ Calls

Maine Sportsmen vs. the Northern Forest

There is an element of sportsmen committed to access at ANY cost, and maybe that's giving them more credit than they deserve. The 14,000-member Sportsman's Alliance of Maine (SAM), for example, is whooping it up for the biggest development ever proposed

Bob Mallard on Splake

Thanks to my friend and spy Sal, who monitors websites around the nation for me. This piece by Bob Mallard generated the response from the Maine biologist that Sal sent me yesterday. Mallard makes some fine points. Is the size of a fish the same as the quality

What You Can See on April 27

From Audubon's Earth Almanac by Ted Williams and compiled in "Wild Moments," edited by Connie Isbell, Illustrations by John Burgoyne, Storey Publishing, 174 pages. Barren-Land Bounder Under the more arid regions of our Southwest, in dens lined

FR&R Reforms ORV Users (Kind of, Maybe)

Herewith, a recent exchange initiated by perhaps a somewhat enlightened "Thumpertalk" moderator. Maybe if we can convince motorheads to at least not talk about their lawbreaking, we can move to the next step--getting them to cut it out entirely.

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Who called President George W. Bush "something of an embarrassment," a leader who has "lost control of the federal budget," the architect of a "listless domestic policy" and a man who has "a habit of singing from the political correctness hymnal"? Answer: the