Augusta, ME – The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM), the state’s leading nonprofit membership organization working to protect Maine’s environment, has named its 2017 Conservation Leadership Award winners. The award is given each year to individuals or groups who have made an extraordinary contribution to the protection of Maine’s land, air, waters, or wildlife. Read More
The president wants to dismantle Obama-era regulations that protected streams and wetlands that feed larger bodies of water. by Kevin Miller, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story AUGUSTA — A Trump administration proposal to roll back controversial environmental regulations on smaller streams is eliciting cheers from some Maine farmers but jeers from conservation groups Read More
NRCM mourns the loss of one of our greatest leaders and earliest members, Bill Townsend Statement by NRCM Executive Director Lisa Pohlmann It is with great sadness that I share news of the passing of Clinton B. “Bill” Townsend, a tireless advocate for Maine’s environment for over half a century. Bill was one of NRCM’s Read More
by Stephen Mulkey for the Natural Resources Council of Maine “An essential paradox of wilderness conservation is that we seek to preserve what must change.” Steward Pickett and P.S. White 1985 “We must focus our attention on the rates at which changes occur, understanding that certain changes are natural, desirable, and acceptable, while others are not.” Read More
An extensive inquiry by the LePage administration recommends minor fixes to the popular program but finds nothing to suggest that it is ‘corrupt.’ Portland Press Herald editorial Of all the insults Gov. LePage has leveled at the Land for Maine’s Future program, the most damaging and accusatory is that it is “corrupt” – not a Read More
I recently had the opportunity, as a member of the NRCM Rising Leadership Team, to visit the proposed National Park property East of Baxter for the first time. I excitedly accepted, and am so glad I did!
By Sen. Angus King Seacoast Online op-ed Maine is blessed with countless natural wonders – it’s part of what makes our state so special. We are fortunate to live among such vast beauty and abundant resources, and it is our responsibility as environmental stewards to see that the land is responsibly managed so future generations Read More
To many Mainers, spring hasn’t officially arrived until we’ve heard the “peent” of a woodcock.
The future of healthy woodlands could rest with heirs who may not embrace their rural roots. By Wilson Ring, The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. — The age of forest landowners across the country is increasing and the size of parcels they own is shrinking – and that has state, federal and private experts fearing for the long-term Read More