Like many large rivers in Maine, the South Branch of the Meduxnekeag River in Houlton was cleared, widened and blasted for log drives and ferry barges in the 1800’s. What worked well for man, however, did not suit the abundant fish population. Rivers cleared of woody debris and… Read More
    “As spring temperatures go up, it’s an excellent time for farmers and gardeners to focus their attention down to the soil below them. A spring check-up of your soil’s health gives clues of your ground’s ability to feed plants, hold water, capture carbon and more,” says Alice Begin,… Read More
    “As spring temperatures go up, it’s an excellent time for farmers and gardeners to focus their attention down to the soil below them. A spring check-up of your soil’s health gives clues of your ground’s ability to feed plants, hold water, capture carbon and more,” says Alice Begin,… Read More
    Bangor, ME – Are you a new farmer? Do you need help navigating the various programs and services available to help you succeed in your new farming enterprise? A group of federal, state and local farm service providers have joined together to assist aspiring, beginning, and transitioning… Read More
    Bangor, ME – Juan Hernandez, State Conservationist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), has announced that up to $200,000 is available in grants for new technology or approaches through Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG). NRCS is seeking grant applications from Maine farmers; landowners; State, tribal, and local… Read More
    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Maine has announced that they have received Fiscal Year 2013 Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) program funds for irrigation assistance to private landowners in Maine. Approximately $294,000 will be made available to both large- and small-scale irrigators. The deadline for applications… Read More
    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Maine would like to remind agricultural and forest producers that the deadline for applying for funding for six conservation initiatives is fast approaching. Funded through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), applications are being accepted for Conservation Activity Plans (CAPS),… Read More
    As a result of the State Envirothon held on May 31st at the University of Maine in Orono, Spruce Mountain High School, North Campus, Team 1 will represent Maine at the international Canon Envirothon competition. The Maine Association of Conservation Districts awarded plaques to the three top-scoring high… Read More
    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) would like to remind agricultural producers that the sign-up deadline for irrigation assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program is fast approaching. For lands with an irrigation history, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) offers technical and financial… Read More
    BANGOR, Maine — The Maine Association of Conservation Districts Education Committee will conduct an auction at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Lancaster Room at the Hollywood Slots Hotel, 500 Main St. This is the place to be to find the perfect Maine-made Holiday gifts… Read More