Maine’s top biologist takes federal wildlife post

Posted June 11, 2010, at 10:18 p.m.

     Dr. Kenneth Elowe, who has served as the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife’s director of the bureau of resource management, will leave his post on July 30 and take a federal wildlife management position.

  Elowe has worked for the DIF&W for 22 years, including 12 years in his current position, in which he is the state’s lead fish and wildlife biologist.

  Elowe has accepted a position as assistant regional director of science applications with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Region 5 headquarters. He will be based in Hadley, Mass.

  According to a DIF&W press release, during his tenure Elowe has monitored the status of fish and wildlife resources throughout the state. He was also one of the Maine originators of the Beginning with Habitat program, which seeks to integrate the principles of landscape conservation into municipal comprehensive planning.


  Free state park admission offered
The state’s Department of Conservation will observe its annual “Maine Day” on Father’s Day, June 20, and offer all Maine residents free admission to all state parks and historical sites.

  “Every year we like to say thank you to all our Maine friends for supporting our wonderful state parks and historic sites, and conservation in general, by having a free admission day,” said Will Harris, director of the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. “As a dad, I highly recommend getting out and visiting our state parks for a day of family fun. What a great way to celebrate being a father.”
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