Great projects win MOHF grants

One of the projects I’ve always been very proud of is the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, which was my idea when I worked for the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. I recruited Maine Audubon as our partner and the legislature enacted it and Governor Angus King signed it into law. I was privileged to serve on the MOHF board for its first 10 years.

MOHF gets its money from an instant lottery game, and has now given more than $20 million to important projects including a lot of outdoor recreation and wildlife conservation projects.

You can check out here some of the great projects that received MOHF grants this month:






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.