Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Maine
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Maine Technical Assistance Activities


Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park.

The Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit provides technical assistance including graduate course instruction and committee leadership or membership, spatial modeling, data analysis, and consultation on a variety of natural resources conservation issues. MECFWRU scientists serve on University committees (e.g., IACUC, faculty search, program development), editorial boards of professional journals, and species- and system-specific technical advisory boards for cooperators.

Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
worked with Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologist to prepare document identifying freshwater mussel survey needs for the Penobscot River restoration project
Loftin February 2007
reviewed qualifications of proposal applicants for freshwater mussel surveys in the Penobscot River for the Penobscot River Restoration Trust
Loftin July 2007
participated in post-fire research needs meeting at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, GA
Loftin September 2007
participated in Maine Department of Fisheries and Wildlife conservation program review for Black Racer snakes
Loftin August 2007
external reviewer for faculty tenure reviews
University of Georgia, Bowling Green State University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Maine, University of Connecticut
Loftin January 2017
conducted post-fire vegetation assessment at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Loftin June 2007
The Maine Unit provides a wide variety of technical assistance to Cooperators and the public. For example, this last year Krohn assisted the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in developing an objective method for selecting towns to be sampled as part of the MDIFW/USFWS ecoregional study in northwestern Maine. The method was based on a lynx habitat model recently completed by the University's Department of Wildlife Ecology and the Maine Unit. This assistance lead to additional work, that is on-going, investigating the habitat ecology of snowshoe hare and Canada lynx relative to partial harvesting in the Acadian forest.
Krohn October 2002
Reviewed stocking proposal for stream research
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Loftin August 2009
Reviewed proposal for fish removal from remote lake
The Nature Conservancy-Maine
Loftin August 2009
Reviewed Incidental Take Plan for freshwater mussels for Winterport Dam removal
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Loftin June 2010
Reviewed Incidental Take Plan for freshwater mussels for Old Town Fuel and Fiber facility modification
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Loftin September 2010
Provided review of effects of earth manipulation/road construction on local hydrological environment along Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge perimeter
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Loftin September 2011
Participated in steering committee for Maine's Aquatic Biodiversity Program
Loftin June 2002
Participated in Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Planning workshop, Baring, ME
Loftin March 2007
Member, NE Climate Science Center Review Panel
USGS
Loftin September 2017
Member, Freshwater Mussel Advisory Committee for Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Loftin January 2008
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Baxter State Park, Maine
Baxter State Park, Maine
Loftin March 2013
Maine State Wildlife Action Plan revision and use
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Loftin July 2014
Krohn was invited to serve on the Biodiversity Work Group of Governor Baldacci?s Maine Climate Change Assessment, spring of 2008. Assisted in the writing of the section addressing the effects of climate change on Maine?s fauna and flora.
Krohn April 2008
Founding member and Chair of the Maine Geospatial Institute and Executive Committee
University of Maine System
Loftin January 2017
Conducted late-growing season, post-fire vegetation assessment at Okenfeokee National Wildlife Refuge, GA
Loftin September 2007
Collaborated with Dr. Zachary Loman to organize 3, week-long "R for statistical analysis" workshop series for Unit Cooperators and to enable Dr. Loman to gain graduate level teaching experience
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Loman August 2019
Chair, University Of Maine IACUC
University of Maine
Loftin July 2015
Assisted refuge wildlife biologist with responses to questions raised in public comments on the comprehensive refuge management planning document
Loftin September 2005
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
Wheatland GIS Lab Director and School of Forest Resources Faculty Search - Participant and Wildlife Ecology department representative on faculty search committee Loftin January 2014 April 2014
University IACUC-Chair - chair Loftin July 2015 July 2020
Search Committee, Forest Wildlife Faculty - faculty search committee member Loftin January 2015 June 2015
Search Committee, AUL-Fisheries Loftin July 2020 Present
Representative, College GIS Committee Loftin September 2001 Present
Representative of Wildlife Ecology department on Nutting 204 Renovation committee - Participate in planning renovations for Nutting Hall 204 Loftin September 2013 December 2014
Nutting hall Building Renovation Committee - serve as department representative on committee developing renovation plan for Nutting Hall; attending biweekly meetings with architects, building contractors, and facilities management for renovation planning Loftin January 2011 June 2013
Member, Search Committee-Limnologist, Biology Department Loftin January 2001 March 2001
Member, Search Committee, Stream Ecologist Assistant Professor Loftin May 2005 August 2005
Member, Search Committee, Fisheries Biologist faculty position Loftin January 2006 April 2006
Member, Necropsy Room renovation committee Loftin September 2007 June 2008
IACUC - Serve on Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee to review protocols and ensure compliance Zydlewski January 2013 January 2016
Faculty Search Committee, University of Maine Loftin January 2010 March 2010
Chair, Animal Care and Use Committee, University of Maine Loftin September 2001 June 2005
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
Member, Workshop Planning Committee, Maine Aquatic Biodiversity Project Loftin March 2003 March 2003
Member, Workshop Planning Committee, Maine Aquatic Biodiversity Project Loftin January 2001 December 2010
Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Penobscot Restoration Loftin January 2006 December 2010
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Loftin February 2007 February 2007
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Loftin April 2002 April 2002
Member, Black Racer Advisory Committee, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Loftin August 2007 March 2008
Member, Advisory Committee, Maine Aquatic Biodiversity Project Loftin January 2002 December 2010
Affiliated Faculty with UMaine Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences Loftin January 2016 Present
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
WMI Outdoor News Bulletin article about the Monarch Model Validator app Loftin, Boxler September 2019
W. B. Krohn, and Ph.D. student Erin Simons, quoted in an article in The Boston Globe entitled “Lynx and logging share interests: natural habitat is at risk as clear-cutting fades, “ by Murray Carpenter. Page 5 of the Business Section. Krohn, Simons April 2009
W. B. Krohn was interviewed about his book on Manly Hardy on Maine Outdoors, a weekly radio program. Topics discussed included the reasons for writing the book, content and organization of the book, and the relevancy of the information published to on-going wildlife conservation issues. Krohn August 2005
UMaine Press release, 7/17/17: UMaine researchers to unveil wild bee habitat assessment tool July 19. https://umaine.edu/news/blog/2017/07/17/umaine-researchers-unveil-wild-bee-habitat-assessment-tool-july-19/ Loftin, Du Clos July 2017
UMaine News article about the Monarch Model Validator App; article written by Elyse Catalina, Division of Marketing and Communications, University of Maine. USA Today, The Washington Times, News Center Maine, NECN, Portland Press Herald, The Times Record, Maine Public and The Eagle carried the AP report. The Maine Edge and Environmental News Network published a UMaine news release about the app. Loftin, Boxler August 2019
The State of Maine's "Beginning With Habitat" Program, which grew out of the Maine Gap Analysis Project, was featured in an article in the MAINE SUNDAY TELEGRAM. The article, entitled "Wildlife Report - Map project aids land use planning, conservation, " appearded in the papers Outdoor Section of this newspaper which is published in Portland, Me.. December 22, 2002. Krohn December 2002
The Portland Press Herald (Maine Sunday Telegram), 7/23/17: Meet Brianne Du Clos, who created a tool to help wild blueberry farmers. http://www.pressherald.com/2017/07/23/meet-brianne-du-clos-created-a-tool-to-help-wild-blueberry-farmers/ Loftin, Du Clos July 2017
Newsletter article discusses research and recent publication about methods to monitor lake water clarity and recent changes in Maine's lake water clarity. Loftin, McCullough July 2013
Maine student campus newspaper article about Monarch Model Validator app Loftin, Boxler September 2019
Krohn, W. B. “Manly Hardy (1832-1910): Early Maine Naturalists and Wildlife Writer.” Invited presentation to the Bangor Nature Club, First Congregational Church, Brewer, ME. Krohn April 2009
Krohn, W. B. Current research activities of the Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Wildlife Divison, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Bangor, Maine. October 23, 2001. [invited]. Krohn October 2002
Krohn, W. B. "Return of the Canada Lynx to Maine: Why?." Invited presentation to the Sportsman’s Show of the Penobscot County Conservation Association, University of Maine, Orono. Krohn March 2009
Krohn, W. B. "Come Back of the Snowshoe Cat: The Story of Canada Lynx in Maine." Invited presentation to Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association. Oquossoc, ME. Krohn May 2009
Krohn was interviewed for an article on Canada lynx research. The article, entitled "Researchers hope for snow to aid in tracing study of lynx," appeared on pages 1 and 2 of the Maine/New England Section of the MAINE TELEGRAM SUNDAY (Portland, Me.). November 24, 2002. Krohn November 2002
Interview with Big Sky productions; documentary about pollinator conservation Loftin September 2018
Ian McCullough discusses his M.S. thesis research and recent publication about methods to monitor lake water clarity and recent changes in Maine's lake water clarity with Maine Public Radio. Loftin, McCullough September 2013
Fishless lakes research featured on Maine Public Broadcasting Network Mainewatch program Loftin September 2010
Fishless lakes research featured in article published in Northern Woodlands magazine, Fall 2009 Loftin October 2009
Fishless lakes research featured in article published in New York Times Science Page (28 April 2009) Loftin April 2009
Dr. Krohn was interviewed, along with Dr. P. MacDougall of the University of Maine Folklife Center, on the radio program "Maine Outdoors" (103.9FM). Topics discussed included the Maine naturalist Manly Hardy and the early Maine game laws. March 24, 2002. Krohn March 2002
Article describing PhD student Brianne DuClos' research on the spatial ecology of pollinators in Maine's wild blueberry production landscape. The featured article appeared in the University of Maine's Sustainability Solution Initiative's web page. This page describes research supported by the program. Loftin, Du Clos June 2015
AP press release, 7/19/17: Scientists to unveil new tool to map bees around farms. https://apnews.com/39a1cdde41874e9b8264cf12f899b0c5/Scientists-to-unveil-new-tool-to-map-bees-around-farms Loftin, Du Clos July 2017