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Stay up to date all session long on legislative action on several bills related to Maine's environment by bookmarking our Bill Tracking Page. There you can learn about public hearings, Committee votes, read NRCM testimony, and more. Learn more about our 2023 legislative priorities.

News from NRCM

Offshore Wind Industry to Provide Massive Benefits  to Economy, Climate in Maine  

Environmental, labor groups advocate for clean energy development,  responsible offshore wind industry in LD 1895 public hearing  News release of: Maine Audubon, Maine Labor Climate Council, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Union of Concerned Scientists, Maine Conservation Voters, Maine Climate Action Now, Iron Workers Local 7, Laborers’ International Union Local 327 A winning coalition of Read More

Maine Coalition Releases “Solar Vision” to Create Climate Action and Benefit Those Who Need it Most

Coalition for Community Solar Access news release AUGUSTA — Today, a broad coalition of climate and clean energy groups announced a collective vision for Maine to continue to invest in solar projects while benefiting all Mainers and directing millions of dollars of energy savings towards low- to moderate-income (LMI) customers.  The coalition is calling on Read More

Senator Collins Backs Bipartisan Bill to Help Maine Wildlife

National Wildlife Federation and Natural Resources Council of Maine news release AUGUSTA— Senator Susan Collins has signed onto a bipartisan wildlife conservation bill, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, that will dedicate $1.4 billion annually to locally led efforts to help at-risk wildlife species nationwide. “Maine’s rich array of unique and charismatic wildlife is a big Read More

Hear from Rebeccah Sanders, NRCM's new CEO

Our CEO Rebeccah Sanders has been on the job since mid January and hit the ground running, drawing on her two decades of executive nonprofit management experience in community-driven conservation work and her long-time love of Maine’s great outdoors. What has Rebeccah learned so far, and what is she looking forward to in the future for NRCM and Maine’s environment? Tune in to our podcast or watch our video to hear it all in her own words. Learn more about Rebeccah.

Birding with Jeff and Allison: Mysterious Migration of Blue Jays

What You Should Know about Maine's Solar Success

The Season of Newness: Spring Rowing in Belfast Bay

Protecting the nature of Maine since 1959, by harnessing the power of science, the law, and the voices of people who value Maine's environment.

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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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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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muskrat standing on alewives in water

My Maine This Week: Alewives & Muskrat, by David Small

young woman standing in ocean waves looking out at ocean

My Maine This Week: A short story by Diana Washburn

Young man and two dogs on top of mountain looking out at other mountains

My Maine This Week: Hiking Tumbledown by David Preston

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.

Banner photo: View from the top of Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton, a Land for Maine's Future site protected by Loon Echo Land Trust, by Emma Bourget