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It’s Tick Season.  Get to Know Your Adversary
Since 2000, deer tick populations have expanded throughout the state, and Lyme disease cases have increased exponentially.  The 5- to 14-year-old age group, and those over 65, have been most vulnerable. 

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Gov. LePage, Budworm Task Force  Release Risk Assessment and Response Plan
Gov. Paul R. LePage and members of the Maine Spruce Budworm Task Force released recommendations about how to respond to the upcoming spruce budworm investation.  To see the full report, click here.

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Ubiquitous Pine Weevil and How to Live with It
     Many white pines never get a chance to fulfill their genetic potential. and in most cases it’s not because they’re cut down, or blown down, or broken down by snow and ice, but because they fall victim to a tiny insect – the white pine weevil, a bug that could be a candidate for the 10 Most Unwanted List.

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Hunter Safety Tips - Regarding Ticks
 The fact is that hunters are at a high risk for exposure to ticks.  What might not be immediately obvious is that ...

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Tick Alert:  Adult Deer Tick Season
 In Maine, this is the time of year that large numbers of adult ticks are feeding.  Here are three pointers ...

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Preventing Erosion and Invasive Species in Maine
Spring is here, and most people are excited to spend time outdoors again.  Whether you're a gardener or a hiker, you can  make a difference by noticing characteristics of the landscape around you while out in the great outdoors.

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Easy Projects to Improve Wildlife Density
Spring heralds the return of warm weather, colorful flowers, and wildlife.

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Your Woods: The Natural Resource Machine
If you have a nature-based hobby, Maine is a wonderful state for you.  We’re home to thousands of acres of pristine woodlands and water sources, and many of our residents have them in their own backyards.

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 6 Natural Ways to Repel Black Flies and Mosquitoes
Mosquitos and black flies are a particular nuisance in Maine. Whether you're barbecuing, hiking, or simply sitting on your porch reading the newspaper, these little pests will find and annoy you.

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3 Ways to Tell if Your Trees Are Being Damaged by Invasive Species
Maine's beautiful forests are susceptible to a host of invasive species. From wood borers to defoliators to disease, these species can quickly damage and kill a large amount of forest.

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