News this week is about federal protections for migrating birds, a biologist from the University of Maine, the removal the dam at Saccarappa Falls, the King Tides Trail, the ban on trapping, and the retirement of baykeeper Joe Payne. Click on the title of this post (Casco Bay News Roundup) to access links to the stories.

December 4

 UMaine biologist studies Superstorm Sandy impact on tidal marshes (The Working Waterfront)

Casco Bay protector, state’s first baykeeper, announces retirement (Portland Press Herald)

December 8

Demise of dam fuels a vision in Westbrook (Portland Press Herald)

Visualizing Climate Change: Maine Artists’ Work Intends to Spark Debate (MPBN)

December 9

Longtime baykeeper for Casco Bay to retire in January (Bangor Daily News)

Migrating birds that visit Maine get new federal protections (Portland Press Herald)

December 10

State shuts down most trapping in northern Maine after 2 lynx killed (Bangor Daily News)

Second Lynx Death in Maine Triggers New Restrictions on Traps in Endangered Species’ Habitat (Center for Biological Diversity)(Press Release)