Story Archive

The many ways of cedar. The Outside Story, July 15, 2022.

All the things you never knew about barnacles. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, July/August 2022.

Discoveries. Northern Woodlands, Summer 2022.

Tracking the health of Acadia’s Lakes. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, May/June 2022.

Creature Feature: Quebec Emerald. Natural Resources Council of Maine, April 7, 2022.

Sand Beach in Winter. National Park Service, March 9, 2022.

The changing climate of Atlantic salmon. The Working Waterfront, February 2022.

Seeking Sea Stars. National Park Service, February 24, 2022.

Creature Feature: Snowshore Hare. Natural Resources Council of Maine, December 28, 2021.

Gathering sweetgrass and renewing the past. Park Science, December 8, 2021.

Climate change means difficult decisions in Acadia. Schoodic Institute, November 23, 2021.

Yellow, September! Schoodic Institute, September 3, 2021.

The changing – and unchanging – moths of Acadia. Schoodic Institute, July 22, 2021.

Climate change and national parks: beyond resistance. Schoodic Institute, June 11, 2021.

Getting on with the show on Cadillac Mountain. National Park Service, June 2021.

Island forests. Island Journal, June 2021.

Maine is bringing salmon back. Hakai Magazine, March 22, 2021.

The secret life of periwinkles. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, March 2021.

At Chapman Brook. Northern Woodlands, Spring 2021.

The Family Dollar. Waterwheel Review, November 2020.

Maine climate assessment provides dire numbers. The Working Waterfront, November 2020.

Beneath the ocean, a world of mountains. Nautilus, August 2020.

Creature Feature: Snapping Turtle. Natural Resources Council of Maine, July 2020.

Acadia’s Moth Man. National Park Service, July 2020.

Creature Feature: Striped Skunk. Natural Resources Council of Maine, March 2020.

Spartina. PlantLoveStories, March 2020.

Salmon listing didn’t cause sky to fall. The Working Waterfront, March 2020.

Against the grain (Part 4 in The Resilient Forest Series). Northern Woodlands, Spring 2020.

The Gulf of Maine, 30 years out. The Working Waterfront, January 2020.

Understory: The Future Forest of Acadia (Conclusion). Schoodic Institute, December 2019.

Understory: The Future Forest of Acadia (Part 5). Schoodic Institute, November 2019.

Finding refuge from climate change on the Maine coast. The Working Waterfront, November 2019.

Creature Feature: Canada Warbler. Natural Resources Council of Maine, October 2019.

Understory: The Future Forest of Acadia (Part 4). Schoodic Institute, October 2019.

Cultivating wonder: Rachel Carson found solace and inspiration on the Maine coast. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, September 2019.

The inspiring history of the Atlantic salmon. Habitat, Summer 2019.

Understory: The Future Forest of Acadia (Parts 1-3). Schoodic Institute, May-July 2019.

Small town road project near Brownville makes big difference. Maine Town & City, May 2019.

Citizen science and the national parks., April 2019.

Reports find value in conserved land, and urge more protection. The Working Waterfront, March 2019.

Research along Maine’s long, wild edge. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, March 2019.

Creature Feature: Red fox. Natural Resources Council of Maine, January 2019.

Penobscot River Mercury Study: $300 million in remediation. The Working Waterfront, December 2018.

Black and White: The Sea Ducks of Winter. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine, November/December 2018. Featuring illustrations by John James Audubon.

Considering the spectacular Sheepscot. The Working Waterfront, November 2018.

Estuary Beat: Drought and Our Estuaries. The Working Waterfront, October 2018.

Creature Feature: Rusty-patched bumblebee. Natural Resources Council of Maine, September 2018.

The case of the missing mussels. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine, September 2018 (with Aliya Uteuova).

Alewives return to the Penobscot, but who’s counting? Fishermen’s Voice, September 2018.

Salmon from a fish tank. The Working Waterfront, August 2018.

Finding its footing: Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument. Down East, August 2018.

More than just a pile of shells. Island Journal, 2018.

The New Diving Duck Blues. Cold Mountain Review, Spring 2018.

Communicating about rare and common species. The Plainspoken Scientist, 7 May 2018.

Heart of the Sea: Alewives in Lakes. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, May 2018.

Creature Feature: Raccoon. Natural Resources Council of Maine, April 2018.

Searching for Spelman’s Birds. Chebacco, 2018.

Sea Monsters: Coastal storms research helps Maine anticipate and prepare for extreme weather. UMaine Today, Spring 2018 (with Aliya Uteuova).

Creature Feature: Gray Squirrel. Natural Resources Council of Maine, October 2017.

Why we love the ocean. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, September/October 2017.

Rising seas at Acadia: implications and strategies for a changing landscape. Friends of Acadia Journal, Summer 2017.

Ice Age survivors: a tale of two landlocked fish. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, May/June 2017.

Creature Feature: River Otter. Natural Resources Council of Maine, April 2017.

New model accounts for Northern shrimp’s sensitivity to temperature
. Fishermen’s Voice, March 2017.

Arctic warming and Maine. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, March/April 2017.

Creature Feature: Ermine. Natural Resources Council of Maine, December 2016.

Penobscot River Restoration. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, November/December 2016

Creature Feature: American Marten. Natural Resources Council of Maine, October 2016

Creature Feature: American Shad. Natural Resources Council of Maine, July 2016

Taste of the Tide. The Collective Quarterly, Issue 5: Penobscot. Summer 2016

The Secret Life of Eels. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Winter 2015

An interview with writer Paul Greenberg. The Working Waterfront, September 2015

An Oyster Story. Island Journal, 2015

The Champlain Society Transcriptions. Friends of Acadia Journal, Spring 2015

Politics, preservation, and salmon fishing. The Boston Globe Magazine, May 2015

How a changing climate created Mount Desert Island. Chebacco, 2015

Maine’s wild oysters. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, February/March 2015

The Coyote Gangs of Hope. 1966 A Journal of Creative Nonfiction, 2014

Students as Conservation Catalysts. Island Journal, 2014

Visionary Science of the Harvard Barbarians. Chebacco, 2014

Influenced by Nature. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, March 2014

How the Presidents Ate their Salmon. Gastronomica, Winter 2013

Book Review: Running Silver by John Waldman. The Working Waterfront, December 2013

Penobscot River restoration continues with removal of Veazie Dam. Fishermen’s Voice, October 2013.

The Creation of the Champlain Society. Maine Memory Network, June 2013.

Bringing the ocean’s power home. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors 123:62-63, February-March 2013.

The snowy owls of Acadia. Friends of Acadia Journal, Vol. 17 No. 3, Fall/Winter 2012, 8-9.

Sturgeon Moon Rising. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, May 2012. “There it was! A flash of wet gray in the sunlight, a fish with skin like sandpaper and a spine like a sawblade, eyes like clear yellow marbles and a mouth like a compressed vacuum hose.”

The can do crew. Atlantic Salmon Journal, Spring 2012. “Here, the dams are few and getting fewer, and the salmon are genetically unique, native, and wild. There is hope here, too.”

Spring tradition: Anglers vied to catch Penobscot’s presidential salmon. Bangor Daily News, 31 March 2012. “One hundred years ago, a local fly fisherman decided to send an Atlantic salmon to the President of the United States. This is the story of that fisherman, and the tradition he began.”

Long May They Run. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Winter 2012. “The sardine song became a requiem; the herring hymn an elegy that carried across the continent, across the Atlantic, and even into Penobscot Bay. That’s where I heard it.”

New Orleans, the Gulf Coast, 2010., October 2011. “Now, the pebbles in the sea are made of tar, sticky and reddish brown. Out in the Gulf, a thick mahogany tide is turning.”

From flesh-eating monster to ecosystem engineer. The Working Waterfront, July 2011. “A fish without scales or jaws, the sea lamprey has found a home in Sedgeunkedunk Stream, a tributary of the Penobscot River.”

North Haven to alewives: welcome back! The Working Waterfront, July 2011. “This is what restoration looks like: children and old timers, summer folk and islanders, standing at the edge of the water on a chilly, foggy spring morning to watch 2,500 fish pour into a pond.”

The possibility of fish, the possibility of fishing. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, May 2011. “Most of those who have had an opportunity to catch an Atlantic salmon on the fly seem to feel an obligation to give back to the river.”

The opportunity of disaster. The Working Waterfront, December 2010. “Drawing strength on their heritage, Gulf Coast residents are finding that taking care of each other is not only the way to survive, but it might be the way to thrive.”

Maine’s First Lake. Friends of Acadia Journal, Spring 2010. “The core extracted from the bottom of Sargent Mountain Pond supported the theory that it was Maine’s first lake, older than any other, the first to fill up with water as the glacier melted.”

The more endangered, the better. Orion, September-October 2009.

Maine’s Oyster Renaissance. Maine Food & Lifestyle, No. 3, Fall 2008.

Living in the Present. Atlantic Salmon Journal, Vol. 57, No. 3, Autumn 2008.

Study targets striped bass. Bangor Daily News, 26 July, 2008.

Alewives: Feast of the Season. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Issue 99, May 2008.

Rachel Carson’s bond with Maine. Bangor Daily News, 11 March 2008.

Maine Oyster Cult. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Issue 98, March 2008.

Known Positions. The Working Waterfront, Vol. 20, No. 7, August 2007.

The Salters of Stanley Brook. Friends of Acadia Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1, Summer 2007.

Tied Together. Atlantic Salmon Journal, Autumn 2006.

Sears Island: A Guide for Beginners. The Working Waterfront, March 2006.

Penobscot River future tied to past, Part I: River of Islands and Part II. River of Dams, River of Defiance. Bangor Daily News, 26-27 December 2005.

Bringing Back the Burn. Northern Sky News, Issue 39, July 2005.

Unraveling the Mysterious Lives of the Northernmost Horseshoe Crabs. Northern Sky News, Issue 33, January 2005.

Turtles and Roads: A Hard Case. Northern Sky News, Issue 28, July 2004.

Fishing with Ted Williams. Northern Sky News, Issue 26, May 2004.

Mercury, a River, and a Few People Who Cared. Northern Sky News, Issue 26, May 2004.

An Island Called Wassumkeag, Waiting for its Future. Northern Sky News, Issue 25, April 2004.

Tracking Acid Rain across New England. Northern Sky News, Issue 19, November 2003.

Confessions of a New Jersey Environmentalist. The Bergen Record, October 20, 2003.

Life without Great Northern. The Maine Commons, Issue 11, Mar-April 2003.

Cold War Residue in Glenburn. The Maine Commons, Issue 8, Sept-Oct 2002.

Affirmation: Acadia. Friends of Acadia Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2, Summer 2002.