Dr. Bernd Heinrich is Professor, Emeriti in the Department of Biology at University of Vermont. A former Guggenheim fellow, Harvard fellow, and Alexander von Humboldt fellow, Dr. Heinrich holds a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of California, an M.S. in zoology and a B.A. in zoology from the University of Maine, Orono and honorary doctorates from a number of colleges and universities, including University of Maine, Farmington and Unity College in Maine.
In addition to his numerous research and popular publications on a wide range of species and topics, Dr. Heinrich is the author of 18 books, including A Year in the Maine Woods (1994). Dr. Heinrich resided in Vermont while teaching at the University, but recently returned to reside in his home state of Maine, where he lives in a cabin he built in a remote forest in Western Maine. He is an avid runner, outdoorsman, deer hunter, and naturalist.
Maine Bear Hunting Reform Narrowly Rejected by Voters
Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting expressed disappointment about the election results on Question 1, but thanked more than a quarter million Mainers who voted to end bear baiting, hounding, and trapping.
"We are grateful to so many Maine voters for supporting this proposed reform, and we look forward to working with them and with ‘no’ and non-voters to outlaw the practices of bear hounding and trapping, because we believe there’s substantial agreement on that issue."