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Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust hosts Forest Stewards Guild

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust recently hosted a Forest Stewards Guild field tour on April 29, 2022. The Forest Stewards Guild practices, advocates, and promotes responsible forest management to sustain the integrity of forest ecosystems and the human communities dependent upon them. Regional foresters, wildlife biologists, landowners, and stewardship professionals gathered at the RLHT’s Forest Legacy property to observe and discuss northern hardwood management. Tours, such as this, are an excellent opportunity for experts to collaborate and share ideas to address the complex issues our forests face today. Managers strive to promote ecological diversity, forest stand health, structure,

Oquossoc woman dies in Oxford County snowmobile crash

LOWER CUPSUPTIC TOWNSHIP – An Oquossoc woman died early Monday afternoon after the snowmobile she was operating crashed into trees in Oxford County. According to Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife spokesperson Mark Latti, Marjorie Davan, 52 of Oquossoc, was driving her 2016 Polaris Pro S 600 snowmobile at approximately 12:25 p.m. on Monday. Davan was traveling with a group of friends along ITS 84 in Lower Cupsuptic Township in northern Oxford County

Wildlife habitat and birding trails on Perham Stream secured for public access

MADRID TOWNSHIP — Recently, Maine’s High Peaks Alliance closed on an 80-acre parcel called the Perham Stream Birding Trail in Madrid Township. The parcel rests in the valley between Saddleback Mountain and Mount Abraham (Mount Abram), and boasts a half mile of frontage of Perham Stream. The birding trails and wildlife habitats were created and fostered by Carson Hinkley, a fifth-generation landowner of the property. Hinkley has traditionally allowed public access through his property, which is listed on Maine Trail Finder and Maine by Foot.

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust trails open for recreation 

RANGELEY – Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust announced that the trailheads to Hatchery Brook Preserve, Hunter Cove Wildlife Sanctuary, Hunter Cove Uplands, Bonney Point Conservation Area, and South Bog Conservation Area would remain open throughout the winter. At Hatchery Brook Preserve, volunteer Trail Stewards from AJs Fat Bikes will use their groomer to pack the trail and provide a consistent surface for all ages to enjoy. Other properties conserved by RLHT, such as the Rangeley River Conservation Area, Kennebago 3000 Conservation Easement, and Bald Mountain Conservation Area, have historically been the most active snowmobile access routes in Maine. Combined, they host nearly 14 miles of

Connecticut man dies in ATV crash

MADRID TOWNSHIP – A Connecticut man died yesterday after losing control of his ATV according to a press release from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. Sebastian Constantini, 47, was reportedly riding on ITS 84/89 with his brother and a friend heading toward the Saddleback Inn in Rangeley around 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 27. Constantini was at the front of the group, heading down a hill and across a wooden bridge when he lost control.

RL Land Trust, Umbagog NWR film western Maine’s fall migration

RANGELEY – The avian fall migration at Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) offers an abundance of species that have been captured in the film, In Conservation a Single Tree can Tell a Story: Birding at Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, through a partnership with Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust and Umbagog UWR. Umbagog NWR is at the heart of a globally important bird area, which spans over 5 million acres in the western Maine mountains. The ranges of elevation, hydrology, and mixed forest types make it the perfect rest over for hundreds of species flying south for the winter.

Ski Museum Adds Nordic Race to complement Alpine Legends Race

A giant slalom ski race and 5K Nordic sprint to benefit the Ski Museum of Maine are scheduled for March 12 and 14. The races are open to men and women ages 50+. Divisions are men and women age 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Winners in each division will receive medals at the post race awards celebrations….

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust receives conservation easement gift

RANGELEY – For years, Robert and Janet Bissell considered permanently conserving their 40 acres of land at Bemis, but were unsure about how to make that happen. Preserving habitat for wildlife and native plants and supporting efforts to combat climate change was paramount to their goals. Luckily, Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust was able to help. […]

Snodeo bringing all things snowmobile to Rangeley later this month

RANGELEY – The region’s premier snowmobiling event kicks off later this month, with races and exhibitions scheduled for Jan. 24 through Jan. 26. Events on Thursday, Jan

Emergency Rules Enacted To Protect Deer, Moose Herd; Prevent Spread Of Chronic Wasting Disease

AUGUSTA, Maine — With Chronic Wasting Disease discovered in bordering Quebec, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries implemented emergency rules today designed to protect Maine’s deer and moose herds, and keep Maine CWD free. “Chronic Wasting Disease is the most serious threat facing our deer and moose populations in modern times,” said Chandler Woodcock, Commissioner…

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