MDIF&W WIldlife Biologist Sandra Ritchie Honored by Legislature, Wildlife Society

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *MEDIA: For more information, call Spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte at (207) 592-1164* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2011 **MDIF&W Wildlife Biologist Sandra Ritchie Honored** AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine Legislature and the Maine chapter of The Wildlife Society are honoring Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife senior policy analyst Sandra Ritchie for her outstanding career in wildlife habitat and conservation planning. Ms. Ritchie, of Smithfield, on Tuesday was welcomed in the House of Representatives and the Senate as a Legislative Sentiment was read to show appreciation for her for nearly 30 years of wildlife management efforts, including playing a major role in the development of Maine’s Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy

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MDIF&W: Road Signs to Help Maine’s Endangered Turtles

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 [www.mefishwildlife.com][1] Public: Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *MEDIA: For more information, call Wildlife Biologists Jonathan Mays at (207) 941-4475 or Phillip deMaynadier at (207) 941-4239 or Judy Camuso at (207) 657-2345* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2011 **Road Signs to Help Maine’s Endangered Turtles** Late May through early July in southern Maine is a critical period when female turtles undertake risky overland forays to reach nesting areas. During this time, turtles often cross roads, sometimes with fatal consequences

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MDIF&W: Road Signs to Help Maine’s Endangered Turtles

2011 Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season Begins May 2; Youth Day is April 30

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) Public Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *Media: For more information, contact IF&W spokesperson Deborah Turcotte at (207) 592-1164* AUGUSTA – Spring wild turkey hunting season will begin Saturday, April 30, with the traditional Youth Day and commence Monday, May 2, for all licensed hunters with permits. A notable addition to this spring’s hunt is two wildlife management districts in the Downeast area.

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2011 Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season Begins May 2; Youth Day is April 30

Hollis Center Artist Wins MDIF&W’s Waterfowl Stamp Contest

*MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE* 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 Public: Main number: (207) 287-8000 [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) MEDIA: For more information, call MDIF&W Spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte at (207) 592-1164 AUGUSTA, Maine – An acrylic painting of a resting pair of wood ducks by Rebekah LaCourse of Hollis Center will appear on the 2011 Maine Waterfowl Stamp. Ms.

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Hollis Center Artist Wins MDIF&W’s Waterfowl Stamp Contest