PORTLAND (AP) — Maine will honor its Landowner Of The Year based on nominations that are due June 6.

The state Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife uses the award to honor private and public landowners that allow public access to their lands. More than 90 percent of Maine’s land is privately owned.

The award categories include private landowner with less than 100 acres; private landowner with more than 100 acres; corporate landowner; public landowner and conservation landowner.

Nomination forms are available by emailing heather.rodrigue@maine.gov or calling 207-547-5305. Previous winners have included the Penobscot Indian Nation and Cyr Potato Corp. of Saint David.

Comments are no longer available on this story

filed under: