conservation

A child rides in the bow of a canoe during spring run-off high water at the Head of Tide Park in Topsham.
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Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., May 25 at 10:00 pm
Sat., May 27 at 11:00 am

This documentary, shot throughout four seasons, profiles four active land trusts in different regions of Maine, demonstrating their efforts toward conservation for all members of their community.

To learn more about the Community Conservation visit M.I. Media.

Fishermen hoist a net full of pogies, also known as menhaden, into their boat along a cove in West Bath, Maine, on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008. They use the fish as bait for lobstering and said they caught about 30,000 pounds.
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A big decision about the future of a little fish is attracting the attention of ocean conservation groups.

Industry players are petitioning the Marine Stewardship Council to certify the menhaden fishery as sustainable. The London-based council’s sustainability certification is one of the most recognized seafood labels in the marketplace.

Katahdin Woods And Waters National Monument
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As the Trump Administration nears a decision on the future status of national parks and monuments, including Katahdin Woods And Waters here in Maine, Democrats on the Joint Economic Committee of Congress are touting the economic benefits of these sites.

Land for Maine's Future

Jul 26, 2017
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An update on LMF, which was established in 1987. To date, LMF has helped protect more than 600,000 acres of land in Maine through matching funds, forming partnerships with conservation organizations at all levels of society, from town parks and recreation departments to the federal agencies.  

Guests: Kate Dempsey, State Director, The Nature Conservancy in MaineDavid Trahan, Executive Director, Sportsman's Alliance of MaineJeff Romano, Public Policy Coordinator, Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Paul Dobbins of Ocean Approved shows off the kelp grown off of Bangs Island in Casco Bay.
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Maine Public TV Air Time:
Sat., Aug. 20 at 11:30 am

Follow a group of environmentalist, regulators and natural resource managers as they tour aquaculture farms along Maine’s coast.

Several conservation groups have completed a deal to protect more than 4,300 acres just north of Millinocket off Route 11 in the Katahdin region. The deal will conserve nearly nine miles of the East Branch of the Penobscot River and improve access for recreation.

Made possible by the Butler Conservation Fund, the Open Space Institute and the Nature Conservancy, the land was purchased from Conservation Forestry, a timberland investment firm based in New Hampshire, and from several other landowners.

  World Wildlife Fund Chief Scientist and Vice President Eric Dinerstein discusses what he sees as the single greatest challenge for conservation worldwide: stopping the loss of habitat around the world.

This talk was recorded September 27, 2011 at Colby College in Waterville.

Read Eric Dinerstein's biography on the WWF website

Dr. Joel Cohen of Rockefeller University, and Mike Tetreault, Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy in Maine, explore the effects of human population growth on our planet, resources and future on Speaking in Maine.