The legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife tackles significant issues this week, starting at 9 am on Monday (January 23) morning with a presentation of the recommendations of a study group tasked with figuring out how to reverse Maine’s decline in nonresident hunters. (See my previous January 18 blog post for more information).
Following that presentation, the committee opens public hearings on three bills. LD 1613, An Act to Strengthen the Relationship Between Land Users and Landowners” is sponsored by Rep. Andre Cushing on behalf of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine. Harry Vanderweide and I contracted with SWOAM last year – using a grant from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund – to create a new landowner relations program.