David P. Boucher
March, 2008, Fishery Interim Summary Series No. 08-03
Timothy E. Peabody and Thomas A. Santaguida
Multi facet changes in many aspects of the State of Maine has not necessarily been followed by proportional changes in the structure of the Maine Warden Service. The following areas will be reviewed in this report
- Increased Population -A review of population trends in the state from 1970 to 1997. Reference will be made to population movements in the state creating more of an interaction between people and wildlife.
- Increased Access - Road access to remote sections of the state has increased dramatically over the past 20 years; creating increased opportunity for recreational use. Development of water access sites allows for more opportunity to enjoy water related sports.
- Expanded Constituency and User Trends - Hunting, fishing , and trapping are still popular but increased interest and industry developments in other outdoor related activities has created a new workload.
- Increased Responsibilities - Increased responsibilities through user trends and mandates
- Reduced Warden Service Personnel - Structure of the Maine \Varden Service peaked in 197 5. Restructuring since that time has left less working officers for our current operation.
- Reduced Available Work Hours and Labor Issues - Today Wardens are faced with time constraints that were unheard of 20 years ago. A look at work schedules and labor mandates show the changes in service provided.
1999 Effects of Competition Removal and Restrictive Regulations on Wild Brook Trout in Little Moxie Pond
Timothy C. Obrey
Little Moxie Pond is a 73-acre wild brook trout pond. Competing species present include white sucker (Catostomus commersoni), creek chub (Semotilus atromaculatus), and golden shiner (Notemigonus crysoleucas). In 1994, Little Moxie Pond was included in a study designed to gather baseline information from various Maine trout ponds. The pond was trapnetted each fall to determine total biomass of trout and other competitors. The brook trout population responded dramatically to the removal of competitors during the netting process. New regulations were imposed to protect the improving trout fishery. However, as the trout fishery recovered, angler use and harvest increased, resulting in a decline in the fishery. Although much of the data reported herein has been included in reports summarizing the trout pond study (Bonney 1998), this report will focus on the results from only Little Moxie Pond.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
1994, Sheet to help with the identification of animal tracks found in the wild.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
Sport Fisheries of the Belgrade Lake
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, Augusta, Maine 1994.
Contents: Belgrade Lakes Chain, Some Vital Statistics / Some Features of the Seven Major Waters of the Belgrade Chain of Lakes / A Partial List of Fish Species That Occur in the Major Waters of the Belgrade Chain of Lakes / East Pond Oakland and Smithfield / Great Pond Oakland, Belgrade, and Rome / Long Pond Mt. Vernon, Rome, and Belgrade / Messalonskee Lake Oakland and Belgrade / North Pond Smithfield, Rome, and Mercer / Salmon Lake and McGrath Pond Belgrade and Oakland
Daniel E. McAllister Jr. and Shirley A. Merrill
History of North American Trapping: How Fur-Trading Developed Our Continent
by Daniel E. McAllister, Jr. & Shirley A. Merrill
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Augusta, Maine, 1990.