Before joining the department, she served as Gilsland Farm Center Director at Maine Audubon from 1996-2007.
Gov.-elect Janet Mills announced Wednesday that she will nominate Judy Camuso as the next commissioner of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Camuso, who serves as the director of the department’s wildlife division, has worked for the DIF&W for more than a decade.
“Maine’s heritage, its culture, and its future are all inextricably linked to our outdoors — and no one better understands that or appreciates it more than Judy,” Mills said in a news release. “Her more than 10 years of experience at MDIFW, along with her deep understanding of its importance and the issues it confronts, position her well to lead it in the years to come. I look forward to working with Judy to continue to prioritize the protection, enhancement, and enjoyment of our outdoors.”
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Would like to know what was presented here: "AWEA - “Keep Calm and Carry On: Land-Based Wind Development in the Northeast”
James Muscato, partner at Young/Sommer LLC in cooperation with Juliet Browne, Partner at Verrill Dana, Judy Camuso, Wildlife Director, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and Matt Kearns, Chief Development Officer, Long Road Energy, will be giving a presentation at the 2018 AWEA Wind Energy Conference, June 26 – 27, 2018 in Portland, Maine.
The presentation entitled, “Keep Calm and Carry On: Land-Based Wind Development in the Northeast”, will discuss the key siting obstacles and opportunities as well as strategies for improving the regulatory climate as each of the New England states including New York, head into the November 2018 gubernatorial elections. Jim’s talk will focus on New York issues following the Cassadaga Wind proceeding, the first energy project certified under the New York’s new Article 10 siting law
We would also be looking to develop specific ITPs for any accidental mortality of either little brown bat or Eastern small-footed bat that would result from the operation of a wind turbine.
Mrs. Oldham stated that should be interesting, probably the wind power hadn't been around long enough to have any really good scientific data.
Ms. Camuso stated the wind industry had been collecting data on species occurrences in proximity to their facilities and as part of their permit requirements they had to do preimposed construction surveys of the facilities. Northern long-eared bats had not to date been documented being taken at a wind turbine. Last summer the USFWS recognized this on a national basis that the wind industry had posed less than 1/10th of 1% of all mortalities of bats or Northern long-eared bats. The wind industry, they gave them a pass under the 4d rule.
Mrs. Oldham asked if USFWS relied on that data. It was kind of like a drug company doing new research on its own medicine.
Weaver Wind, LLC proposes a 22-turbine, 72.6 MW wind energy facility in the Towns of Eastbrook and Osborn. The applications were accepted as complete on November 13, 2018. Weaver Wind had previously submitted application for a 23-turbine, 75.9 MW facility; that application was withdrawn on August 28, 2015 at Weaver Wind's request.
For more information, please contact Maria Eggett at 207-446-7120. Comments can be emailed to WeaverWindProject.DEP@maine.gov