What is the largest protected area you know? Is it Baxter State Park? Yellowstone? Are you sitting down? Thaidene Nene, a new Canadian national park reserve, is more than 25 times larger than Baxter and more than twice the size of Yellowstone. At more than six million acres, Thaidene Nene is one of the largest 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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This year, the Natural Resources Council of Maine is proudly celebrating 60 years of protecting the nature of Maine. How fortunate we are that in 1959, a handful of people came together to protect the Allagash River from a dam project that would have spoiled the region forever. Saving that special place was the first Read More
On Thursday, July 18, we were transported to another world. The world of puffins. We, along with more than 100 members of the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM), boarded the Hardy Boat in New Harbor on a warm, calm summer evening along the coast of Maine. We were thrilled to be joined by Dr. Read More
As I wrap up my internship with the Natural Resource Council of Maine, I can’t help but to reflect on the incredible experiences I had while working as the School Project Intern. NRCM and this internship gave me the opportunity to not only meet and connect with 10 different middle school classes and teachers across Read More
Before the school year ended, we have had a busy week on the trail. The weather was finally on our side. We ordered a two-yard load of crushed rock to hold the cedar posts. Logan and Max dug two different two-feet deep holes with a spade that Brandon’s family loaned us. Logan had to remove Read More
Use these cool apps to help you explore Maine this summer, and all year round! All apps can be downloaded in the Apple iTunes or Google Play Store. eBird Created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, eBird is a must-have app for any birder – or anyone who’s simply interested in nature’s feathered friends! This Read More
On May 2, 2019, we did a My Water Journey activity. The point of this activity was so we could understand the way the water moves through the hydrosphere. We wanted to do this project because it would give us a further understanding the project we have been working on for many months with the Read More
Each day, all of us students have duties to do to make sure the fish stay healthy. We need to do daily tests to make sure the PH levels and ammonia levels are safe. We test the PH so that we constantly know the level of acidity, which should stay between 6.8 and 7.8. To Read More
Some dads get ties for Father’s Day. Some get tools. Jeff wanted a Lincoln’s Sparrow. Those first two gifts are pretty much guaranteed: we’ve never heard of a store running out of ties or power drills. Just check your friendly neighborhood store. On the other hand, acquiring a Lincoln’s Sparrow takes some effort. Since we Read More