Invasive plants guide now available

The Maine Natural Areas Program in the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is excited to announce the publication of Maine Invasive Plants Field Guide

This 3.75 x 8” field guide covers 46 species of terrestrial and wetland invasive plants and is waterproof, portable, and ring-bound to allow for future additions.  

Each species account includes key identification characters, growth form, habitats invaded, control methods, similar native and non-native plant species, and current status of the plant in Maine. 

We are offering an early order price of $18.00 (includes 5.5% sales tax and shipping/handling) for orders received by June 30, 2019. 

To order, please use our order form:

 or send a check made out to Treasurer, State of Maine to

177 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333 

For credit card orders (Master Card or Visa), please phone 207-287-2801.

If you have questions (including wholesale pricing), please call 207-287-8044 or email 


George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.