AUGUSTA — The fall edition of Maine Fish & Wildlife, the magazine of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, is available online at www.mefishwildlife.com. Select the magazine link.
The quarterly magazine is a snapshot of what people love — Maine’s outdoors. Each issue features programs, initiatives and projects being worked on by MDIF&W employees, with video and web links to resources readers may find useful, the department said in a press release.
In the latest issue, readers may learn more about land conservation programs and their importance in the department’s fish and wildlife management plans; Maine’s first recreational moose harvest in 1980; and commentaries on Maine’s black bear population plus the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Also, readers may view the latest MDIF&W video productions right from the magazine’s pages. This issue includes a video on the department’s Wildlife Division, a small group of biologists whose wildlife and habitat conservation efforts have a huge impact on Maine’s economy, as well as a video on the department’s black bear population management work that has been ongoing for more than 25 years.
To make the online publication appear like a printed one, MDIF&W works with Ohio-based FlipSeek LLC. The company’s software allows users to flip through pages and zoom into text. Text and PDF versions of the magazine also are available on the department’s website.
As stewards of Maine’s natural resources, the employees at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife work on endeavors that are essential to preserving and protecting the state’s quality of life and its economic foundation. Combined, outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, boating, ATV riding, and wildlife and bird watching, contribute $2.4 billion to Maine’s economy.