Maine Woods Initiative

Maine releases comprehensive, detailed four-year Climate Action Plan Climate change is already threatening our health and safety, our quality of life, and our economy. All of Maine experienced drought this summer. Our beloved Allagash River had extremely low water levels, and the Maine Forest Service put out a record 910 forest fires. Shorter, warmer winters…

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November 12, 2020 (Augusta, ME) — Three conservation groups have asked a federal judge to halt Central Maine Power’s (CMP) premature plans to begin construction on its controversial transmission line. The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM), and Sierra Club Maine filed a motion for preliminary injunction to prevent work beginning…

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A weekly webinar series Stay connected as the days get shorter. AMC is hosting online programs about conservation topics every Wednesday this fall and winter from 7 pm – 8 pm ET. From research and science to policy and advocacy opportunities, to learning about the landscapes you love, we’ve lined up programs on topics that…

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Maine organizations receive $1 million federal grant to protect over 13,000 acres of wildlife habitat 3 federally Endangered, 3 federally Threatened, 6 state Endangered, 4 state Threatened species to benefit. Portland, ME September 18, 2020—Four Maine conservation organizations will share a $1 million grant from the federal North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) to conserve…

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The following is an excerpt from the 3rd Edition of Quiet Water Maine: AMC’s Canoe and Kayak Guide. Trip 74: Second, Third, and Fourth Roach Ponds The scenic Roach ponds, now part of AMC’s Maine Woods land, no longer suffer from extensive clear-cutting. These remote ponds offer an outstanding opportunity to see wildlife. We’ve spotted…

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Most birds start singing just before sunrise, and in June, that means 4 a.m. Dave Cowan had already cleaned up his campsite and was close to the summit of Maine’s Baker Mountain when he heard a flute-like “shreee.” “It was a Bicknell’s thrush,” Cowan, a longtime volunteer for the Vermont Center for Ecostudies Mountain Birdwatch…

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  Each winter, when snow blankets a normally mild region of the country or a polar vortex sinks large swaths of America into a deep freeze, the questions begin. They mostly boil down to a central idea: If the climate is warming, then why is it so cold outside? These questions, even when asked in…

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  Measuring a person’s carbon footprint includes a number of factors. Choices we make, from the food we eat, to the products we use and industries we support, to the distances we travel, play into the amount of greenhouse gases we add into the atmosphere. These greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide,…

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  From his backyard in Augusta, Maine, astronomer Jon Silverman can look into the night sky and see light emitted from stars hundreds, thousands, even millions of years ago. Anyone can. All it takes to see light coming from, say, the Andromeda Galaxy, our closest galactic neighbor at 2.5 million light-years away, is a simple pair…

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For immediate release June 3, 2020 Maine organizations receive $1 million federal grant to protect over 16,000 acres of wildlife habitat  Funds to support 3 federally Endangered, 2 federally Threatened and 9 state Endangered species Portland, ME June 2, 2020—Four Maine conservation organizations will share a $1 million grant from the federal North American Wetlands…

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