Protecting Maine's Environment
Large Maine Solar Producers Win Exemption from Costly Meter Installations
Maine Regulators Partially Undo Controversial Solar Metering Rule
CMP's Proposed Transmission Line: A Bad Deal for Maine
CMP wants to build a 145-mile transmission line though Maine's woods solely to bring hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts, with no significant benefit to Maine people or our climate! Read about the study that shows that it would do nothing to reduce climate-changing pollution. Then be sure to sign the petition in opposition to CMP's proposal.
Listen to New NRCM Podcast Episode
With Maine’s new legislators being sworn in this week, NRCM Advocacy Director Pete Didisheim breaks down November’s election results and what they mean for the year ahead in our latest "Maine Environment: Conversations with NRCM" podcast. Hear our take on what to watch for as we transition to the 129th Legislature and a new gubernatorial administration.
Make a Gift to Protect the Nature of Maine
You are an essential partner in the Natural Resources Council of Maine's (NRCM) work providing the people and the wildlife of Maine clean air, clean water, and protected habitats. Please consider a year-end, tax-deductible gift, which will help to protect the nature of Maine, today and for generations to come.
Be part of the fun at NRCM's 11th Annual Polar Bear Dip & Dash!
Join us on Monday, December 31 in Portland's East End for a 5K race and an icy, cold dip into Casco Bay!
A "Winter Finch" Holiday for Birders
For birders in Maine and across the Northeast, a holiday of sorts is fast approaching, one that takes place just once every two years or so. What is it, and what does it have to do with the Year of the Bird? NRCM's Allison Wells and her husband Jeff, both lifelong birders and authors, tell you all about it.
Dead and Dying Trees are Key to Life
Did you know that dead or partially dead standing trees (snags) and cavity trees (live or partially dead trees with cavities) are important to the life cycle and habitat needs of more than 40 species of birds and mammals, and countless species of insects and fungi? Learn more from wildlife ecologist Deb Perkins.
Winter is almost here, and now is a great time to find ways to improve your home's energy efficiency. Let NRCM help! Our brochure, "Bright Ideas: Tips for Home Energy Savings," is full of tips and ideas to help you save energy and save money on your home heating costs. Download or request your copy today!
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.
Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Bombus affinis Cool Fact: Bumble bee queens hatch in the fall and spend the winter a few inches below the snow. In the shortening days of late August and September, the bumble bees are ever-present in the garden. Deliberate in their flight, they hover and land on the oregano, arugula, butterflyweed, Read MoreRead More