One of my all-time favorite adventures was a trip down the Allagash. The feds designated the Allagash as a National Wild and Scenic River, with lots of protection. I was very pleased recently to receive a copy of the booklet, Allagash Explorer, created to help you enjoy an Allagash adventure. A lot of people contributed Read More
Nature of Maine Blog
The Natural Resources Council of Maine’s “Nature of Maine” blog gives you the inside scoop on some of the latest issues facing Maine’s environment. From environmental news to threats to opportunities, NRCM is on the frontlines of the latest goings-on—and we’re often leading the charge on efforts to protect Maine’s precious lands, air, waters, and wildlife. Read what NRCM staff members have to say and get the perspective of some of our members and supporters who have been guest contributors.
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Central Maine Power’s (CMP) proposed transmission corridor through Western Maine is a bad deal for the North Woods, it’s a bad deal for our climate, and it’s a bad deal for our clean energy future. We want to tell you why. CMP and Hydro-Quebec (HQ) are mounting an aggressive and expensive political campaign using terms Read More
It is so easy to live in a place passively — for months, years, or even generations. I spent the first 17 years of my life in a small town in northern Massachusetts comprised of woods, whitetail deer, farms, and wetlands. At the time, my friends and I would often remark, “What are we going Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare inequalities and weaknesses in our economy, communities, and healthcare. It has also reinforced the need to make decisions about our future based on science and truth, not misinformation or fear. Slowing the spread of the virus; ramping up the availability of testing and necessary medical supplies; and meeting the Read More
NRCM note: Mahoosuc Guide Service has joined many sporting camps that are offering a discount to Natural Resources Council of Maine members. Learn more about this offer and visit the Mahoosuc Guide Service website to plan your trip today! Why Choose a Guide for Your Allagash Adventure? Probably the most well-known canoe trip in Maine Read More
Plastic is polluting our environment, killing birds and sea creatures, and contributing to our climate crisis. But, did you know that reducing plastic is something you can do to support public health, the local economy, and human rights, too? We need to work together to turn off the tidal wave of single-use plastic waste. Plastic-free Read More
This pandemic has exposed how important a high-quality, high-speed internet connection is for all Mainers. Whether you need an internet connection for work, school, telemedicine, or keeping in touch with friends and family, reliable access to high-speed internet is extremely important to daily life and growing Maine’s economy, especially now with COVID-19. Unfortunately, there’s a wide Read More
As we’ve had to spend more time at home due to COVID-19, we have taken to doing more of most things we already do around the house—yard birding, yard work, reading, housework (OK, maybe not more housework!), jigsaw puzzles…and a bit more TV. Since we tend to gravitate toward natural history-based shows, perhaps it was Read More
All wild animals are hosts to parasites: internal, such as tape, hook, pin, or round worms, or external, such as mites, ticks, and fleas. Some of these little buggers (literally!) are also zoonotic (as noted in May’s article about rabies) and can infect animals as well as people. Mange is an itchy skin disease caused Read More