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Battle Over Black Bears: Investigating Perceptions Of The Black Bear Hunting Referendums In Maine, Francesca A. Gundrum Aug 2019

Battle Over Black Bears: Investigating Perceptions Of The Black Bear Hunting Referendums In Maine, Francesca A. Gundrum

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Human dimensions of wildlife is an emerging discipline that seeks to understand the complex relationships between people, wildlife, and their conflicts and/or interactions (Decker, Riley, & Siemer, 2012). Human dimensions utilizes several tested theoretical frameworks to investigate these complexities, such as cognitive hierarchy theory and wildlife value orientations (WVOs). Both of these theoretical frameworks were examined in this study, which investigated the content of news media during controversial American black bear (Ursus americanus) hunting referenda in Maine, and key stakeholder perceptions of black bear management. Maine is the only state that allows hunters to take a black bear over bait, with hounds, and with traps (Gore, 2003; Morell, 2014). Due to perceptions that some or all of these harvest methods are cruel and unfair, Maine has endured two state-wide referendums that called on citizens to consider eliminating the three practices entirely (Gore, 2003; Morell, 2014). In 2004 and 2014, both referendums narrowly failed, thus stabilizing the legitimacy of current bear hunting practices (Maine Secretary of State, 2004; Maine Secretary of State, 2014). This complex debate has permeated and divided the state ...


Party Development And Political Conflict In Maine 1820-1860 From Statehood To The Civil War, Lee D. Webb May 2017

Party Development And Political Conflict In Maine 1820-1860 From Statehood To The Civil War, Lee D. Webb

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation is a history of politics in Maine during the state’s formative period, the years from statehood until 1860. The history focuses on party conflict and on the development of organized political parties, particularly the Democratic and Republican parties. It concentrates on the structures and processes that politicians built, including party newspapers, county conventions, state conventions, legislative caucuses, and ultimately state committees and the office of state committee chair – all to compete effectively for power. During this 40-year period, parties also develop powerful new messages, campaign strategies, and developed leaders with the skills to accomplish these tasks.

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The Evolution Of A Volunteer Lake Protection Program, Maggie Shannon, Alexa A.E. Junker, Philip J. Nyhus, Cathy R. Bevier, Russell Cole Dec 2016

The Evolution Of A Volunteer Lake Protection Program, Maggie Shannon, Alexa A.E. Junker, Philip J. Nyhus, Cathy R. Bevier, Russell Cole

Philip J. Nyhus

No abstract provided.


Assessing Lakesmart, A Community-Based Lake Protection Program Dec 2016

Assessing Lakesmart, A Community-Based Lake Protection Program

Philip J. Nyhus

Anthropogenic impacts, particularly shoreline development and related nutrient runoff, threaten Maine lakes. The LakeSmart program was created in response to these threats to promote the use of lake-friendly landscaping practices. We used 237 surveys and 8 stakeholder interviews to investigate motivations that drive conservation behavior among lakeshore residents, to explore the effectiveness of criteria used for LakeSmart evaluations and to identify potential areas for improvement of its structural design and marketing strategies. LakeSmart participants were more likely than non-participants to recognize the threat of declining water quality, to adopt or enhance existing lake-friendly landscaping best management practices, and to help ...


Mapping The History Of The State: The Historical Atlas Of Maine, Stephen J. Hornsby Jan 2015

Mapping The History Of The State: The Historical Atlas Of Maine, Stephen J. Hornsby

Maine Policy Review

This article describes the creation of the Historical Atlas of Maine, one of the most significant scholarly achievements in the humanities to come out of the University of Maine. Conceived in the late 1990s, the atlas was published by the University of Maine Press in 2015. It represents an enormously ambitious attempt to map the historical geography of the state from the end of the last ice age to the end of the millennium in 2000.


Harvesting A Knowledge Commons: Collective Action, Transparency, And Innovation At The Portland Fish Exchange, Jennifer F. Brewer Jan 2014

Harvesting A Knowledge Commons: Collective Action, Transparency, And Innovation At The Portland Fish Exchange, Jennifer F. Brewer

Geography Scholarship

While localist visions of alternative food systems advocate for the expansion of local ecological knowledge through more proximate producerconsumer relationships, globalized seafood supply-demand chains persist. Moving beyond this dichotomy, commons scholars recognize that collective action among resource users at the local level can shape cross-scalar producer relations with government and more capitalized firms operating in regional and global markets. In the case of the New England groundfishery, a quasi-public fish auction not only transformed the scalar, logistical, and financial parameters of harvester-buyer relationships, it altered the production and use of local knowledge among some harvesters, and their technological choices. Resulting ...


High Peaks Back - Country Trails Plan, Benjamin Godsoe Dec 2013

High Peaks Back - Country Trails Plan, Benjamin Godsoe

Muskie School Capstones and Dissertations

The High Peaks Trails Plan is a regional vision for back-country trails in Maine's High Peaks region. The plan identifies challenges and opportunities which face the trails community, and outlines several strategies for trails groups to move forward together to overcome mutual challenges.


Settling The Maine Wilderness - Moses Greenleaf, His Maps, And His Household Of Faith, 1777-1834, Walter M. Macdougall Jan 2006

Settling The Maine Wilderness - Moses Greenleaf, His Maps, And His Household Of Faith, 1777-1834, Walter M. Macdougall

Friends of OML, Occasional Publications

Settling the Maine Wilderness - Moses Greenleaf, His Maps, and His Household of Faith, 1777-1834.

Osher Library Associates, Occasional Publication No.3.

For professor Macdougall, this book is the culmination of over twenty-five years of research and writing carried out during breaks from teaching at the University of Maine. By examining the cultural milieu of his time, he places Greenleaf's contributions within the context of Maine's growth and development during its formative years from province to statehood. This biographer also shares a kinship with Greenleaf on several counts. First is an appreciation for the land which Greenleaf held dear ...


Settling The Maine Wilderness (Poster), Osher Map Library And Smith Center For Cartographic Education Jan 2006

Settling The Maine Wilderness (Poster), Osher Map Library And Smith Center For Cartographic Education

Osher Map Library Miscellaneous Publications

Poster advertising the publication of:

Settling the Maine Wilderness - Moses Greenleaf, His Maps, and His Household of Faith, 1777-1834 by Walter M. Macdougall. Osher Library Associates, Occasional Publication No.3 (2006).

Poster features a reproduction of "Map of the State of Maine from the Latest and Best Authorities" (M. Greenleaf, Portland, 1820).


The Maine Shore And The Army Corps: A Tale Of Two Harbors, Wells And Saco, Maine, Joseph Kelley, Walter Anderson Jan 2000

The Maine Shore And The Army Corps: A Tale Of Two Harbors, Wells And Saco, Maine, Joseph Kelley, Walter Anderson

Maine Policy Review

By discussing the problems of beach erosion and sand movement at Wells and Saco, Maine, Joseph Kelley and Walter Anderson demonstrate how single-minded, engineering approaches to complex, interdisciplinary coastal issues can create bigger problems than previously existed. As Kelley and Anderson explain, at both Wells and Camp Ellis, the Army Corps of Engineers was brought in to construct a harbor at no local cost to the community. This was accomplished by constructing jetties, and the result has been a persistent and serious problem of beach erosion. Over the years, the Army Corps has offered further technical solutions that have served ...


Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project At Dickey, Maine : Final Environmental Statement, Volume 1-4, U. S. Army Engineer Division, New England Jan 1981

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project At Dickey, Maine : Final Environmental Statement, Volume 1-4, U. S. Army Engineer Division, New England

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

The proposed Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project in northern Maine is a multipurpose installation on the St.John River. The combination hydroelectric power and flood control project is located in Aroostook County, Maine, near the Canadian border. The two proposed earth fill dams located at Dickey are 10,200 feet in length with a maximum height of 335 feet. They would impound 7.7 million acre feet of water at a maximum pool elevation 910 feet mean sea level. A second earth filled dam located 11 miles downstream at Lincoln School would serve as a regulatory dam. It would be 2100 ...


Revised Draft Impact Statement Issued For Dickey-Lincoln, New England Division, United States Army Corps Of Engineers Jan 1978

Revised Draft Impact Statement Issued For Dickey-Lincoln, New England Division, United States Army Corps Of Engineers

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

The revised draft combines data previously published in two separate impact statements prepared by the Corps relating to the dams, reservoirs and Power Plants and by the U. S. Department of Energy for transmission facilities to link the St. John River development to the New England power grid.


An Overview Of The Proposed Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Hydro-Electric Project : Aroostook County, Maine, New England Division, Department Of The Army, Corps. Of Engineers, Department Of Energy Jan 1978

An Overview Of The Proposed Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Hydro-Electric Project : Aroostook County, Maine, New England Division, Department Of The Army, Corps. Of Engineers, Department Of Energy

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

An overview of The Dickey-Lincoln Project in northern Aroostook County, Maine is a proposed Federally financed hydro-electric power generating facility. Electric energy generated by the facility would be introduced into the New England Power Pool system through construction of new transmission lines across northern Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Responsibility for investigation and construction rests in the two Federal agencies, i.e. dams and reservoirs in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and transmission lines in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The two actions are part of the same proposal, although they are in essence separate and ...


Economic Impacts Summary : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project, Edward C. Jordan Co. Inc, United States Army Corps Of Engineers, New England Division Jan 1977

Economic Impacts Summary : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project, Edward C. Jordan Co. Inc, United States Army Corps Of Engineers, New England Division

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

Objective of this study will be to assess Dickey-Lincoln in terms of its attainment of project objectives. How will this be done? The Water Resources Council in "Water and Related Land Resources -Establishment of Principles and Standards for Planning"' states that: The overall purpose of water and land resource planning is to promote the quality of life, by reflecting society's preferences for attainment of the objectives...


Social Impact Summary : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project / Prepared For The Department Of The Army, Corps Of Engineers, New England Division, Edward C. Jordan Company, Inc. Jan 1977

Social Impact Summary : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project / Prepared For The Department Of The Army, Corps Of Engineers, New England Division, Edward C. Jordan Company, Inc.

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

The Dickey-Lincoln Hydroelectric Dam is a water resources project proposed by the Federal Government (U. S. Army Corps of Engineers). Therefore, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Corps of Engineers is required to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on the project. A federal plan or project such as Dickey-Lincoln should take into account its effect upon man's health, safety, welfare and economic well-being, as well as effects upon the surrounding environment. More importantly, project plans should be evaluated in a "manner calculated to encourage harmony between man and his environment." In other words, project plans ...


Transmission Planning Summary : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Transmission Studies, United States Department Of Interior Jan 1976

Transmission Planning Summary : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Transmission Studies, United States Department Of Interior

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

This report summarizes the results of system planning, environmental, and location studies for transmission facilities associated with the proposed Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project in northern Maine. The studies recommend the construction of two 345-kV transmission circuits from a substation near the project along a route through western Maine into northern New Hampshire and Vermont. The plan will integrate the power produced by the project into the New England Power Pool Transmission System. Five alternate integration plans were identified and studied. Of the five plans, the recommended plan, which calls for the lines to be suspended from a single row of ...


Fact Sheet : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes, Maine, New England Division, United States Army Corps Of Engineers Jan 1976

Fact Sheet : Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes, Maine, New England Division, United States Army Corps Of Engineers

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

The purpose of the proposed Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Hydroelectric Project is to convert the natural energy of the upper St. John River in northern Maine for use as a source of electricity to meet future needs of New England consumers.


Terrestrial Ecology Of The Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project, Corps Of Engineers, New England Division, Environmental Research & Technology, Inc Jan 1976

Terrestrial Ecology Of The Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project, Corps Of Engineers, New England Division, Environmental Research & Technology, Inc

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

This introduction of the St. John River watershed is situated in a transitional zone between the Boreal Forest Formation and the Eastern Deciduous Forest Formation. Second-growth forests representative of these two ecosystems cover extensive areas of the project site. The boreal forest forms a broad transcontinental belt in northern North America and Eurasia, with southern montane extensions. This northern forest is characterized by evergreen, coniferous trees, predominately spruce-fir The eastern deciduous forest, composed of broad-leaved hardwoods, extends throughout the eastern United States except Florida (Dasmann, 1968; Oosting, 1956).


[Letter From New England Regional Director To Division Engineer, New England Division, U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers], U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Jan 1976

[Letter From New England Regional Director To Division Engineer, New England Division, U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers], U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

The results of appraisals conducted jointly by this Service, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and your agency concerning bald eagle, osprey, peregrine falcon, and great blue heron.


Social And Economic Consequences Of The Dickey-Lincoln School Hydro-Electric Power Development On The Upper St. John Valley, Maine -- : Phase 1, Preconstruction, Louis A. Ploch, Nelson L. Leray Jan 1968

Social And Economic Consequences Of The Dickey-Lincoln School Hydro-Electric Power Development On The Upper St. John Valley, Maine -- : Phase 1, Preconstruction, Louis A. Ploch, Nelson L. Leray

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

The intention of this report is to present a still picture of the selected area as of the summer of 1966. The emphasis is on empirical relationships. The data contained herein will provide a base for subsequent analysis. Thus little attempt is made to cast the findings of the study in a theoretical framework. Later publications will utilize relevant theory and research to analyze the social and economic changes in an area related to the building of the Dickey and Lincoln School Dams. It is presumed that this particular report and its statistical sup-plement will be of particular interest to ...


Social And Economic Consequences Of The Dickey-Lincoln School Hydro-Electric Power Development On The Upper St. John Valley, Maine -- : Phase 1, Preconstruction, Louis A. Ploch, Nelson L. Leray Jan 1968

Social And Economic Consequences Of The Dickey-Lincoln School Hydro-Electric Power Development On The Upper St. John Valley, Maine -- : Phase 1, Preconstruction, Louis A. Ploch, Nelson L. Leray

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

The intention of this report is to present a still picture of the selected area as of the summer of 1966. The emphasis is on empirical relationships. The data contained herein will provide a base for subsequent analysis. Thus little attempt is made to cast the findings of the study in a theoretical framework. Later publications will utilize relevant theory and research to analyze the social and economic changes in an area related to the building of the Dickey and Lincoln School Dams. It is presumed that this particular report and its statistical sup-plement will be of particular interest to ...


Bar Harbor, 1927, Sanborn Map Company Jan 1927

Bar Harbor, 1927, Sanborn Map Company

Sanborn Maps of Maine

Maps of Bar Harbor, Maine, at a scale of 1:600 or 50 ft. to an inch. The original color maps are on sheets 64 x 54 cm. Sheet 1 includes an index of the area covered on the remaining sheets.


Presque Isle, 1927, Sanborn Map Company Jan 1927

Presque Isle, 1927, Sanborn Map Company

Sanborn Maps of Maine

Maps of Presque Isle, Maine, at a scale of 1:600 or 50 ft. to an inch. The original color maps are on sheets 64 x 54 cm. Sheet 1 includes an index of the area covered on the remaining sheets.


Jackman, 1927, Sanborn Map Company Jan 1927

Jackman, 1927, Sanborn Map Company

Sanborn Maps of Maine

Maps of Jackman, Maine, at a scale of 1:600 or 50 ft. to an inch. The original color maps are on sheets 64 x 54 cm. Sheet 1 includes an index of the area covered on the remaining sheets.


Greenville, 1927, Sanborn Map Company Jan 1927

Greenville, 1927, Sanborn Map Company

Sanborn Maps of Maine

Maps of Greenville, Maine, at a scale of 1:600 or 50 ft. to an inch. The original color maps are on sheets 64 x 54 cm. Sheet 1 includes an index of the area covered on the remaining sheets.


Fort Kent, 1926, Sanborn Map Company Jan 1926

Fort Kent, 1926, Sanborn Map Company

Sanborn Maps of Maine

Maps of Fort Kent, Maine, at a scale of 1:600 or 50 ft. to an inch. The original color maps are on sheets 64 x 54 cm. Sheet 1 includes an index of the area covered on the remaining sheets.


Blue Hill, 1925, Sanborn Map Company Jan 1925

Blue Hill, 1925, Sanborn Map Company

Sanborn Maps of Maine

Maps of Blue Hill, Maine, at a scale of 1:600 or 50 ft. to an inch. The original color maps are on sheets 64 x 54 cm. Maps show location of Fire Department, Post Office, G.M. Allen and Son sawing & planning, Baptist Church, and Primary school.


Jonesport, 1925, Sanborn Map Company Jan 1925

Jonesport, 1925, Sanborn Map Company

Sanborn Maps of Maine

Maps of Jonesport, Maine, at a scale of 1:600 or 50 ft. to an inch. The original color maps are on sheets 64 x 54 cm. Sheet 1 includes an index.

Maps show the locations of the Congregational Church, Cummings & Norton Builders' Supplies, Fire Department, High School, Hinckley Stevens Co. and Sardine Factory, Maine Central Wharf, C. H. Mansfield Fish Packing Company and Sardine Factory, Memorial Library, Post Office, Redmen Hall, Re-organized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, School Houses on Main Street, Smith's Opera House and Movies, Standard Oil Company, R. B. & C. G. Stevens ...


Freeport, 1923, Sanborn Map Company Dec 1923

Freeport, 1923, Sanborn Map Company

Sanborn Maps of Maine

Maps of Freeport, Maine, at a scale of 1:600 or 50 ft. to an inch. The original color maps are on sheets 64 x 54 cm. Sheet 1 includes an overview of areas covered on the remaining sheets.


Phillips, 1923, Sanborn Map Company Oct 1923

Phillips, 1923, Sanborn Map Company

Sanborn Maps of Maine

Maps of Phillips, Maine, at a scale of 1:600 or 50 ft. to an inch. The original color maps are on sheets 64 x 54 cm. Sheet 1 includes an overview of areas covered on the remaining sheets.