Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife schedules virtual presentations

Join Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife fisheries and wildlife biologists for the following live presentations on the MDIFW YouTube page.

Contributing Your Wildlife Observations 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20. There are many ways you can submit your everyday observations about fish and wildlife from across the state. Through citizen science projects, MDIFW biologists rely on community participation to help collect large amounts of data about fish, birds, reptiles and more. Join MDIFW Education and Outreach Supervisor Laura Craver-Rogers to learn how you can be part of wildlife research and conservation in Maine.

Earth Day: Exploring Vernal Pools 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. As the spring rains fall, we begin to see frogs and salamanders migrate toward ponds and pools to lay their eggs. Join MDIFW Wildlife Biologists Phillip deMaynadier and Rebecca Settele as we learn about the importance of vernal pools and the work they do to manage these unique wetlands.

Managing Maine’s Moose 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28. Moose are an important animal in the state of Maine to many different people. Tourists, locals, and hunters all want to see a moose. Join MDIFW Moose Biologist Lee Kantar to learn all about moose in Maine, and the challenges associated with managing Maine’s moose population.

Working with Maine’s Reptiles 1 p.m. on Monday, May 10. Despite Maine having a short warm season, there are several types of reptiles that call Maine home. Some species are facing threats such as road crossings and habitat loss. Join MDIFW Wildlife Biologist Derek Yorks to learn about the work the Department does to monitor and conserve reptiles in Maine.

Beginning with Habitat 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26. In this presentation, Wildlife Resource Supervisor and BwH Program Coordinator Amanda Cross will introduce the Beginning with Habitat program, explore how climate change and other stressors are affecting Maine’s wildlife, and discuss steps we can all take to support healthy fish and wildlife populations.

All sessions are recorded and available on YouTube after the presentation is over. Watch a previous presentation today: Moosehead Lake: Shore-Spawning Brook Trout with Fisheries Resource Supervisor Tim Obrey, Moose Myths & Facts with Moose Biologist Lee Kantar and Turkey Management in Maine with Turkey + Game Bird Biologist Kelsey Sullivan.

Get the Rest of the Story

Thank you for reading your 4 free articles this month. To continue reading, and support local, rural journalism, please subscribe.