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The Katahdin Region is No Place for a Mine

An untested and underfunded company, Canada-based Wolfden Resources, has proposed building a zinc metal mine at Pickett Mountain, in the shadow of Baxter State Park and the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument.

The Land Use Planning Commission is holding public comment sessions on this proposal on October 16 and 17 in Millinocket and on Monday, October 23 in Bangor. Learn more & plan to attend one of these hearings to make your voice heard in opposition to this mining proposal. Can't attend a hearing? Submit your written comment to LUPC today.

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Mainers Support Clean Cars and Trucks in Maine

News release Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is considering adoption of the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) and Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rules. Today, advocates organized to urge the Board to adopt the life-saving rules. Today, Mainers from across the state spoke at a public hearing in Augusta to urge the Department of Read More

Legislative Session Marked by Progress on Clean Energy, Waste Reduction, and Wildlife Protection

Maine’s conservation ethic continues to drive economic growth July 26, 2023 (Augusta, ME) — This year’s legislative session was another demonstration of Maine’s continued leadership on clean energy, with a signature bill that boosts offshore wind and continued momentum on measures that will help achieve Maine’s climate action goals while reducing energy costs, creating jobs, Read More

Maine Legislature Approves Plan to Boost Offshore Wind

July 26, 2023 (Augusta, ME) — Earlier this morning at about 3:00 a.m., the Maine Legislature passed a historic bill to encourage 3GW of offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine while creating good-paying jobs, protecting wildlife, avoiding key fishing grounds, and supporting new port construction.   Below is a statement from the Natural Resources Read More

Nahmakanta: A Glimpse into Maine’s Ecological Reserve System

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The Day the Lobsterman Saw Birds Fall from the Sky

Explore Maine with NRCM

In this year's Explore Maine newsletter, NRCM staff, board, and members share their favorite Maine trails for biking, hiking, ATVing, and more!

Read reviews of books written by NRCM members; learn ways to try recreational equipment like kayaks, paddleboards, and more before you invest in your own; and hear from two Registered Maine Guides and artist Diana Roper McDowell.

Don't miss the cool "Find the Differences" puzzle by artist Toki Oshima, highlighting Maine wildlife. Can you find all 18 differences?

As always, we encourage you to visit our Explore Maine Map to find public lands in all 16 counties to visit for hikes, paddles, picnics, and more. We continue to add more Land for Maine's Future sites and accessible trails. If you know of an accessible trail near you, please tell us about it at

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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 are being added all the time!
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Learn about our Maine Sporting Camp & Outdoor Recreation Discount Program.

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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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Find out about events & webinars NRCM is hosting or taking part in throughout Maine. Plan to attend!
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Penobscot Bay view

My Maine This Week: Penobscot Bay by Jeannie Mooney

Tumbledown Mountain pond and fall foliage

My Maine This Week: Tumbledown Mountain by Leslie Burhoe

Long Mountain view

My Maine This Week: Western Maine by Linda Woods

Common Loon

Common Loons are among Maine’s most beloved and iconic birds, known by summer lake enthusiasts for their loud, wailing calls and their handsome black and white checkerboard breeding plumage. Learn more about loons in this new Creature Feature.

Banner photo: Hiking Katahdin, Baxter State Park, by Diana Jagde