Protecting Maine's Environment
Have you heard about Central Maine Power's proposed 145-mile high voltage transmission line from the Quebec-Maine border, through western Maine to Lewiston? CMP is proposing to build a transmission line though Maine's woods solely to bring hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts, with no significant benefit to Maine people and no benefit to our climate!
Add your name in opposition to CMP's proposal.
State Planners Should Tread Lightly on Rural Rule Changes
Conservationists and Others Voice Concern Over Development Proposals for Rural Maine
Restoration of Alewives in Maine Rivers is No Fish "Tail"
Hear from NRCM Staff Scientist and Healthy Waters Project Director Nick Bennett about his recent trip, along with other NRCM staff members, to view the largest alewife run in the United States — happening right here in Central Maine, at Benton Falls on the Sebasticook River. He writes about the successes and challenges of fish restoration to Maine's rivers, and how "rivers and lakes that have their native alewife runs feel more alive."
"My Family and ME"—Enjoying Maine's Environment
You’re invited to join us in celebrating families like yours who care about protecting the nature of Maine. Show us your smiling children at the beach. Snap a pic of your spouse or partner at the summit of a mountain. Take a photo at your annual family reunion at Aunt Irene’s camp. Wherever you and your family are outside in Maine this summer, we want to see your pics! We’ll share your photos on our website!
LUPC Proposes Elimination of Adjacency Principle
NRCM is concerned about the Land Use Planning Commission’s (LUPC) proposal to eliminate the adjacency principle’s "one-mile rule." This policy has guided responsible development while protecting wildlife habitat and remote, undeveloped parts of Maine’s North Woods for more than 45 years, so it should not be discarded quickly or lightly.
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.
Get your copy of our newest publication, "Reduce Your Use" for tips to reduce your impact on the environment (and your wallet) by making simple changes to your daily habits.