Free Nature Publications - Following are some excellent publications on the nature of our area in Adobe pdf format. You can save them to your computer after opening them by selecting "Save As" from the "File" drop down menu. They are worth keeping!
Biodiversity in the Forsts of Maine is a very significant publication that describes both stand and landscape components of forest biodiversity. The document, published in 1999 by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, is a product of the Maine Forest Biodiversity Project, and is a concensus product of many stakeholders includeing the forest products industry, academia, government, environmental groups, landowner rights advocates, and sportsmans groups.
This book captures various elements that together define the Maine woods. Click the following link to open"Biodiversity in the Forests of Maine" (2.5 megabites, pdf format).
Forest Trees of Maine ia a 1995 pubication by the Maine Forest Service of the Department of Conservation which provides excellent information about our native trees.
Click on the following link to open Forest Trees of Maine (3 megabites, pdf format).
Focus Areas of Statewide Ecological Significance by the Maine Natural Areas Program (MNAP) - The MNAP, of the Department of Conservation, provides valuable information on the natural science of Maine, including a list of Focus Areas of Statewide ecological significance, and produces information on these areas in association with the Beginning With Habitat program. Following are links to information on Focus Areas located in the USJRO area, which are in pdf format and range from about 175 kilobites to 1.5 megabites in size each.
Culturally and Economically Important Nontimber Forest Products of Northern Maine is a General Technical Report publication of the USDA Forest Service which provides a wealth of facinating information for our area.
Click the following link to open Culturally and Economically Important Nontimber Forest Products of Northern Maine (3 megabites, pdf format).
Fisheries Management of the Fish River Drainage
This excellent 1965 report by then Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Regional Fisheries Biologist Kendall Warner is a real treasure. This is 52 page document provides a detailed summary of the Fish River Watershed from a natural resource and historic fisheries management perspective.
Be forewarned that this document is 21 megabites large, but if you have the time to wait for this document to open, you will find it worth the wait. Like the other documents, you can select the "Save As" option from the "File" drop down menu to save it to your computer, so if you are interested, click the following link to open Fisheries Management of the Fish River Drainage by Kendall Warner.