For two years, Maine land trusts have been fending off a series of ill-conceived bills in the state legislature, each based on false assumptions questioning the value of land conservation. In “Land Trusts Work for Maine,” MLTN answers critics with actual data and real examples that illustrate how land conservation groups are expanding outdoor recreational opportunities, strengthening the tourism economy, supporting natural resource jobs, and enhancing local communities in Maine. Learn more here.
If you notice an abundance of pickup trucks hauling snowmobile trailers during the winter in the town of Newport, that’s because it’s a key location to hop onto miles upon miles of well-maintained snowmobile trails.
Despite coming under fire from Gov. Paul LePage, who opposes most taxpayer-funded conservation projects, LMF has strong public support — since 1987 it has been bolstered by more than half a dozen statewide bonds that have helped conserve 600,000 acres and more than 150 destinations.
The LMF Passport features 35 recommended itineraries, paired with suggested outdoor activities, such as fishing, hiking and ATV riding. However, participants can customize their adventures by using the new LMF website
TOPSHAM – This summer, Maine people are invited to explore the more than 150 destinations that have been conserved with support from the Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) program over the past three decades. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, LMF has secured public access to more than 600,000 acres in the state, offering opportunities in all sixteen Maine counties for outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, and ATV riding. To help Maine families and friends ...
Regardless of the fact that Gov. Paul LePage withdrew his most recent controversial choice for a position on the Land for Maine’s Future board, it is clear that the governor does not support land conservation in Maine.