Lakes The Place This Species Could Also Be Discovered
The lack of a proper requirement to list federally listed species at the state stage has resulted in an arbitrary utility of the law, leaving seven out of eleven federally listed species present in Maine unlisted at the state stage. Since the removing of the obligatory itemizing clause, requests to listing species beneath Maine Endangered Species Act and Maine Marine Endangered Species Act are actually on the discretion of the DIF&W and DMR commissioners. Once recommended, the Maine Legislature has the only real authority to behave, placing management of the state endangered species record in the hands of politicians not scientists.
Efforts to scale back conflicts with people and protect habitat for dispersal and, eventually, connectivity with other populations outdoors of the GYE will be important for further restoration. To be honest, whereas the legislature has the ultimate say, the issue … Read More