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Dem Govs Get It Done: Gov. Janet Mills Announces New Conservation Projects, Including Historic Protection of Deer Wintering Habitat

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Today, Gov. Janet Mills announced twelve new Land for Maine’s Future conservation projects to expand public access to the outdoors and protect working lands and wildlife habitat, including the state’s largest ever conservation project to protect deer wintering habitat.

“As an avid sportswoman myself, I always look forward to announcing new Land for Maine’s Future Projects that conserve our lands for the public, but today is a special day,” said Gov. Mills. “Today, we mark the state’s largest conservation project to protect deer wintering habitat, which will help restore this once iconic species in Northern Maine and renew the hope of sportsmen and women across our state.”

The Land for Maine’s Future board has approved 37 new projects since Gov. Mills proposed reinvigorating the program.

Meanwhile, Paul LePage has picked a fight with the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine and accused them of being corrupt. The organization gave LePage an incomplete grade in its election guide after he decided to withdraw his questionnaire, while the group gave Gov. Mills an A rating and a thumbs up.

“Gov. Janet Mills has been a champion for conserving Maine’s land for its natural, working, and recreational value,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “While Paul LePage plays politics, Gov. Mills is delivering historic projects that will make a difference for generations to come.”