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Maine PUC Selects Northern Maine Wind and Transmission Projects

UPDATE: On January 31, 2023, the Maine PUC approved the Northern Maine transmission and wind projects. A recent study estimated that new wind projects of this scale will save Maine electricity customers $35 million per year. NRCM’s Climate & Clean Energy Director Jack Shapiro issued the following statement (you can...

News & Noteworthy — January 2023

Here are some highlights from January 2023 news stories and opinion pieces related to Maine’s air, land, water, and wildlife. News & Noteworthy from the Natural Resources Council of Maine is updated weekly with the latest news related to the nature of Maine. January 26, 2023 Earlier this week, we...

Bill Would Jumpstart Development of Offshore Wind in Gulf of Maine

News release  January 24, 2023 (Augusta, ME) – Maine labor and conservation groups today unveiled a bill that would boost the development of responsibly sited floating offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine by requiring a competitive procurement of 2.8 GW of floating offshore wind over the next 12 years,...

Background photo: Indian Pond, Greenville, looking toward Big Moose Mountain, by David Preston

Critter Chatter: Flying Rodents? Part I

Birding with Jeff & Allison: Jeepers Creepers, That's a Cool Bird

Talking Trash with Author Edward Humes in Maine

Fall in to Winter Photo Contest

Fall in Maine…there’s nothing like it! The same is true for winter. We are again celebrating two of Maine’s spectacular seasons with our second annual Fall in to Winter photo contest. This year, we’ve added new categories. We want to see your LANDSCAPE fall and winter photos, but we also want to see photos of PEOPLE outside enjoying fall and winter activities like hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, sledding, and more. Deadline to enter: Feb. 15, 2023

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Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Find hiking trails, beaches, paddles, bike paths, & more with our interactive Explore Maine Map. New LMF sites and accessible trails have been added!
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Get one of our NRCM logo beanies before they're gone! Also purchase NRCM made-in-the-USA caps, t-shirts featuring beautiful artwork by Maine artist Jon Luoma, mugs, totes, & more, all in support of our work to protect the nature of Maine.
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group selfie in fall at Machias River Preserve

My Maine This Week: Steph Griffin

Snow squall and clouds over rocks in Muscongus Bay

My Maine This Week: Muscongus Bay by David Preston

Wing sailing in Somerset County by Stacey Keefer

My Maine This Week: Stacey Keefer

Dark-eyed Junco

Do you know how old the oldest recorded Dark-eyed Junco was? What about the name given to a flock of juncos? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our new Creature Feature written by NRCM member and Critter Chatter author Jayne Winters.

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