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“…ten thousand river commissions, with the mines of the world at their back, cannot tame that lawless stream, cannot curb it or define it, cannot say to it ‘Go here,’ or ‘Go there,’ and make it obey; cannot save a … Continue reading

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In 1990 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported on historic wetland losses in the United States.  It concluded that the lower 48 states had lost about 53% of its wetlands — over 100 million acres — that existed in … Continue reading

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This week I begin a year-long program to become a ‘Maine Master Naturalist’ http://www.mainemasternaturalist.org/MMNP/Home.html Our first reading assignment is “Reading the Forest Landscape: A Natural History of New England” by Tom Wessels.  The book is— A full and wholly original … Continue reading

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This week is “National Invasive Species Awareness Week” and a number of organizations around the country are holding workshops or distributing information to educate and inform the public about the threats invasive species pose to our natural resources including wetlands. … Continue reading

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Costello: Are you the manager? Abbott: Yes. Costello: You gonna be the coach too? Abbott: Yes. Costello: And you don’t know the fellows’ names? Abbott: Well I should. Costello: Well then who’s on first? Abbott: Yes. Who’s on First? by … Continue reading

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Spring Break has changed.   Years ago it was known solely as a chance to head south, find a place in the sun—preferably a hot sunny beach crammed with like-minded young people—and have a week-long party.  Now there’s more. Last year … Continue reading

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Today the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill has been declared the largest ‘unintentional’ oil spill in history http://www.washingtonpost.com/wpdyn/content/article/2010/ 08/02/AR2010080204695.html?wpisrc=nl_headline. It also is not the only oil spill in the news. Last week EPA reported that over a million gallons of … Continue reading

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Study finds post-restoration wetland succession highly variable Conservation Maven blog – Reviewed by Evyan Borgnis – February 25, 2010 http://www.conservationmaven.com/frontpage /study-finds-post-restoration-wetland-succession-highly-varia.html

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