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 and our partners held Conservation Lobby Day at the State House in Augusta on Thursday, May 4. Conservation Lobby Day Thursday, May 4, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Cross Cafeteria – Cross Office Building 111 Sewall Street – Augusta NRCM and our partners in the Environmental Priorities Coalition hosted Conservation Lobby Day at the 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!
Did you know that 40 percent of the food produced for humans in the U.S. is wasted every year? That’s enough to fill the Empire State Building nearly 100 times. NRCM and the Portland Food Co-op join forces to host a community screening and discussion of the documentary, “Just Eat It” on Saturday, February 20 at 4:30 p.m. at the Portland Public Library.
Did you know that 40 percent of the food produced for humans in the U.S. is wasted every year? That’s enough to fill the Empire State Building nearly 100 times. NRCM and Maine Farmland Trust join forces to host a community screening and discussion of the documentary, “Just Eat It” on Saturday, January 30 at 4:00 p.m. at the Colonial Theater in Belfast.