The productive forestlands that extend from Moosehead Lake to the headwaters of the St. John River lie at the heart of Maine’s North Woods. This region bordering the legendary West Branch of the Penobscot River is rich in history, folklore, and tradition, and remains a vital resource today – providing timber that fuels the regional Read More
Land for Maine's Future Places
The Land for Maine’s Future program has conserved special places throughout the state that have exceptional natural or recreational value and should be permanently protected. LMF has played a vital role in the acquisition of more than 490,000 acres from willing sellers. The Land for Maine's Future places include more than 1,000 miles of shorefront and 158 miles of rail-trails, and habitat important for wildlife for breeding, wintering, and migration. LMF-protected lands also include entire islands as well as working forests and farms. NRCM continues to help lead efforts supporting the Land for Maine’s Future program to protect public access to Maine’s most beautiful and significant natural areas. Thanks to all partners who have helped protect these important lands, and thanks also to the people of Maine who have continued to vote in favor of land bonds that allow the ongoing purchase of special places through the Land for Maine’s Future program. Together, we can ensure that LMF continues to set the stage for our children and grandchildren.
Woodward Point Preserve
Woodward Point Preserve is located in Eastern Brunswick and is made up of soft sand, which becomes a walkable mudflat when the tide goes out. Recently, softshell clams have been showing up in the cove, to the surprise of many, as clam populations are down around the state due to the introduction of the invasive Read More
Worthley Pond, a 375-acre great pond 10 miles west of Livermore Falls, offers boating and angling opportunities in an attractive setting near Black Mountain. Recreational access to this pond is now guaranteed, through the state’s acquisition of a small boat access site. Grants from the Land for Maine’s Future Program and the U.S. Fish & Read More