Maine Environment Spring 2016: What’s Inside
The Spring 2016 edition of our Maine Environment newsletter features a big story with a title that says it all: “A Historic Opportunity: A New National Monument in Maine.” Written by NRCM’s Forests & Wildlife Project Director Cathy Johnson, the story shares the inside scoop on what a new national monument could mean for the people of Maine—and for visitors to our state who enjoy the beauty of our nation’s national monuments—based on data from national monuments around the country. The story shares some of the history of the project including the role public officials have played in the process.
This issue of Maine Environment also shares the good news about final steps in the restoration of the Penobscot River, a project NRCM was part of from the start. The story notes that nearly 2,000 miles of river habitat will be restored once complete, with huge benefits to people and wildlife. The conclusion of the project means that this section of the river will run dam-free for the first time in more than 200 years!
In her column, “The Big Picture,” Executive Director Lisa Pohlmann talks about why it is so important to fend off attacks on Maine’s environment – and to “stand tall” when our work is in the crosshairs.
Read an interview with Maine’s favorite weather personality Paul Cousins! Meteorologist Paul Cousins is an Allagash Award member, which means he’s been supporting our work for 20 years or more. Learn more about other Allagash members as well.
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