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Wildlands Philanthropy
Publication - Friday, February 27, 2009 

In Wildlands Philanthropy, conservation writer Tom Butler and landscape photographer Antonio Vizcaíno take readers on a visually spectacular tour of natural landmarks from Maine to Tierra del Fuego. This is a book grand enough to tell the inspiring stories of people who saved extraordinary places. 350+ pages, 170 color photos, large-format design. Narrated slide show online.
Greenpeace Recycled Tissue and Toilet Paper Guide
Publication - Friday, February 27, 2009 

Did you know? Americans could save more than 400,000 trees if each family bought a roll of recycled toilet paper—just once.
The Unsustainable Economics of a Sustainable Maine Forest
Publication - Wednesday, February 25, 2009 

The prices landowners have recently been willing to pay for large tracts of forestland lead to the conclusion that buyers are speculating on extracting income from the land from sources other than long-term, sustainable forest management.
Maine Climate and Energy Planning Act Mini-Summit, Mar 2
Event - Posted - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 

March 2, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Natural Resources Council of Maine, Augusta.
The Most Destructive Energy Project on Earth, Feb 25
Event - Posted - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 

Matt Price, from Environment Defense of Toronto, will provide a presentation on the environmental impacts of tar sands operations in Canada. Feb. 25, 7 pm at Cram Alumni Barn, Bowdoin College, Brunswick.
Maine Woods Legacy
Press Release - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 

A diverse group of stakeholders called “Keeping Maine’s Forests” has convened to assess the economic challenges facing Maine’s forest landowners and to develop proposals to help maintain the integrity of the forests’ resources. Additionally, the New England Governors have created a blue-ribbon commission to advise them on current land conservation challenges.
UMaine Scientists Report on Climate Future, Feb 25
Announcement - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 

A team of University of Maine scientists will present a report, "Maine's Climate Future: An Initial Assessment," to Gov. John Baldacci on Feb. 25 at 9 a.m. in the cabinet room.
Song of the Coyote, Mar 5
Event - Posted - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 

Conservation biologist Geri Vistein leads a discussion on the coyote's history from its impacts on Native Americans to its resurgence on the East Coast. Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden, March 5, 7 p.m.
Power Now, Mar 5
Event - Posted - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 

This free program will explore practical uses of solar, wind and geothermal sources as well as common weatherization solutions. March 5, 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the University of Maine at Farmington.
In the Valley of the Wolves, Public TV, Feb 22
Announcement - Saturday, February 21, 2009 

Learn how the successful reintroduction of Yellowstone’s apex predator has changed the entire ecosystem of the park, and about the threats that these majestic animals continue to face on their road to recovery. Nature, Feb. 22, 8 p.m.
Announcement - Friday, February 20, 2009 

The Maine Land Use Regulation Commission is revising its Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) for the Unorganized Areas. It has held 3 of 4 scheduled meetings of a stakeholders' Working Group that is focusing on deveopment trends and tools for better guiding development in Maine's wildlands. Minutes of the meetings are online.
Saving New England's Wildlife Grants
Announcement - Friday, February 20, 2009 

The Open Space Institute is requesting proposals for transformative projects that accelerate the conservation of high priority wildlife habitat. A minimum of $1 million will be awarded in Maine. March 13 deadline.
An Assessment of Biomass Harvesting Guidelines
Publication - Friday, February 20, 2009 

This report by the Forest Guild examines guidelines in several states for the harvest of forest biomass (logging slash, small-diameter trees, tops, limbs, or small trees). The report says Maine's guidelines "provide no guidance on regeneration, aesthetics,...invasive species and conversion of forestland."
Build Gulf of Maine Wind Turbines in Maine
Action Alert - Thursday, February 19, 2009 

Petition urging that windmills and platforms put into the Gulf of Maine be built at Bath Iron Works.
Pellets topic of SWOAM meeting, Feb 19
Event - Posted - Thursday, February 19, 2009 

The Western Maine Chapter of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine will tour the Maine Energy Systems office and plant Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. to learn about the manufacture and burning of wood pellets.
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