Protecting Maine's Environment

Since 1959

Protecting the nature of Maine since 1959, by harnessing the power of science, the law, and the voices of people who value Maine's environment.

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Climate Change Deniers Aim to Silence Science

The new president wants to cut funding to agencies like NASA and NOAA. By Alan Caron Portland Press Herald column As Maine has struggled to build a 21st century economy, we’ve faced many challenges, most of them man-made and some geographic. We’ve been painfully slow to accept how the world is

Collins Should Join King in Opposing EPA Nominee

A consistent ally of polluters, Scott Pruitt could undo environmental laws without due legislative process. Portland Press Herald editorial Maine’s climate is changing. You can see it in the native species that have been crowded out by invasive green crabs in places where the water used to be too cold.

Mines Have Wrecked Spectacular Sport Fisheries

By George Smith Bangor Daily News column Macauley Lord said it best at a State House press conference outlining key environmental issues for this legislative session. Speaking about his concern over mining in Maine, Macauley said, “I can tell you that Maine has some of the best places to fish
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Urge Senator Collins to Oppose Pruitt to Lead EPA

President Trump selected Scott Pruitt, a notorious climate-science denier, to lead the US EPA. Urge Maine Senator Susan Collins to reject Pruitt as EPA Administrator.

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NRCM Rising

Uniting and engaging the next generation of people who love Maine

NRCM Rising is a group created by the Natural Resources Council of Maine to engage and connect people in their 20s, 30s, and into their 40s who love Maine. NRCM Rising holds events around the state where you can meet others who care about issues facing Maine’s air, land, water, and wildlife.

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Did you know that an ermine can reach speeds of eight miles per hour, and they can jump as high as six feet? Learn more about ermines here. NRCM's Creature Feature helps you learn about many species of wildlife that live in Maine and whose survival depends upon a clean and healthy environment. See past Creature Features here.

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Featured publication: Clean Housekeeping

NRCM is dedicated to making information available on issues facing Maine’s environment and the people who rely upon it. Our publications, including our Maine Environment newsletters, will, we hope, help you better understand the topic of interest and provide you with information that you can use in your own work on behalf of the people, wildlife, and environment of Maine. Download or order our publications.