The Natural Resources Council of Maine envisions a Maine where citizens from all parts of the state and all walks of life are confident that their grandchildren will inherit a place where the water is pure, the air is clean, the forests are vibrant, and native plants and animals are protected.
We envision a Maine that has successfully addressed threats to the quality of its air, water, forests, and natural habitats in a fashion that is inspiring to others who are working to protect the environment, both here and across the nation.
We envision a Maine that recognizes the impact environmental degradation has on its citizens and therefore seizes opportunities for sustainable economic development.
We envision a Maine whose citizens feel empowered to participate in the protection and conservation of their state’s natural heritage, and who hold their elected officials accountable to this vision.
Our vision for Maine is one where residents, visitors, and others look to Maine’s bountiful coasts, pristine lakes, winding rivers and streams, scenic mountains, vast forests, abundant fisheries, and diverse native habitats, and know that this state will always remain a very special place on the globe – a place that safeguards its people by safeguarding its environment.