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Study supports Maine’s current management practices for ruffed grouse hunting

Maintaining current hunting regulations for ruffed grouse will help ensure sustainable population management in the state, according to a new University of Maine study.

UMaine researchers get $1.17M to help protect forest workers from tick-borne illnesses

July 19, 2018

A team of University of Maine researchers has been awarded $1.17 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop and test land management practices to protect Maine forest workers from exposure to tick-borne diseases.


UMaine wildlife scholars prove our future is in good hands

April 27, 2018

The New England Outdoor Writers Association (NEOWA) is a large group of outdoor writers and photographers that promotes wildlife conservation and professionalism in outdoor communication.

‘Industrial-Scale’ feeding of deer is making them less wild: biologist

March 29, 2018

FREDERICTON – Researchers are trying to figure out why some people in northwestern New Brunswick are giving large bales of feed to hundreds of deer, a practice wildlife experts say won’t help the animals.

How do dam decisions get made?

Master’s student Sarah Vogel graduated from Tennessee Technological University with  dual degrees in Environmental Biology and Wildlife and Fishery Sciences, which gave her some of the skills needed for her work on the Mitchell Center’s Future of Dams (FoD) project.

Backroad traffic in Maine: Canada lynx in noisy face-off

September 01, 2017

A couple of motorists last weekend had the uncommon privilege of seeing not one but two Canada lynx working out some issues on an unpaved forest road in the heartland of Maine.

It’s rare to spot a lynx at all, let alone a pair of them: the lanky wildcats tend to be elusive wherever they’re found, including in this northernmost New England state, the vast, sparsely populated conifer backwoods of which make one of their most important strongholds in the contiguous US.

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