The Land for Maine’s Future program has conserved special places throughout the state that have exceptional natural or recreational value and should be permanently protected. LMF has played a vital role in the acquisition of more than 490,000 acres from willing sellers. These lands include more than 1,000 miles of shorefront and 158 miles of rail-trails, and habitat important for wildlife for breeding, wintering, and migration. LMF-protected lands also include entire islands as well as working forests and farms. NRCM continues to help lead efforts supporting the Land for Maine’s Future program to protect public access to Maine’s most beautiful and significant natural areas. Thanks to all partners who have helped protect these important lands, and thanks also to the people of Maine who have continued to vote in favor of land bonds that allow the ongoing purchase of special places through the Land for Maine’s Future program. Together, we can ensure that LMF continues to set the stage for our children and grandchildren.
If you are part of a land trust or project that has received LMF funding, please take a moment review the project information and send along any updates you know of to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos of these special places are always welcome as well. Thank you!
Much of the text provided here by the Natural Resources Council of Maine originally appeared on the website of the State Planning Office. When the state agency was dismantled by Governor LePage in 2012, NRCM stepped up so that LMF would continue to be available to our members and the public.