The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) is about so much more than fish + game, with leaders on every level changing the face of conservation and blazing new trails for a better Maine outdoors. This podcast takes you behind the scenes with MDIFW public outreach specialist Katie Yates, exploring the unique and diverse work done by department staff across the state. Listen in to learn why these game changers love what they do, and what drives them to apply their time and talent to the Maine outdoors.
In the Field: Making a Difference with Landowner Relations Corporal Rick LaFlamme
For Landowner Relations Corporal Rick LaFlamme, supporting Maine's landowners is a privilege. In this Season 6 finale, Rick describes Maine's unique Landowner Relations Program, picking up millions of pounds of litter, and why he's passionate about this work.
In the Field: Hello from a Fish Hatchery
Katie zooms with Fish Culturist Ashley O'Neal. Ashley describes her daily routine raising trout and splake at the MDIFW Governor Hill Fish Hatchery. Ashley explains why she finds the hands-on hatcheries work to be rewarding, despite originally pursuing a career in wildlife.
In The Field: Experiencing Maine with MOSES Supervisor Angie Vo
Katie chats with MOSES Supervisor Angie Vo about how her office job connects her to Maine's outdoors.
In The Field: From the Midwest to Maine with Deer Biologist Nathan Bieber
Katie checks in via Zoom with MDIFW Deer Biologist Nathan Bieber. Nathan describes growing up and working in the Midwest, the final steps of a deer collaring study, and why he loves his job.
In the Field: Fly Fishing with Fisheries Biologist Jake Scoville
Katie meets up with avid angler and Fisheries Biologist Jake Scoville to try out fly fishing and chat about his experiences in the field.
Maine's Moose: Finale
Do turkeys spread ticks? Why don't we put tick collars on moose? In this final episode of season 5, Katie reviews the adaptive management study, next steps, and FAQs with MDIFW Moose Biologist Lee Kantar. In the coming months, Lee will present his proposal to the Department's advisory council. Christl Theriault, MDIFW's legislative liaison, explains this process.
Favorite Conservation Podcast!
As a student currently majoring in Wildlife Conservation, Katie gives me hope that I am in the right direction as well as being a woman in a very male-dominated field!
As a new Maine landowner this podcast has been very informative. Thanks for all you do to keep the state’s natural resources healthy and available to the public.
Great series! Thanks for all the hard working going into our Maine moose.