Start receiving our award-winning magazine today!

Subscribe

See What Your Support Makes Possible

Nature is All of Us
“Conservation will succeed through what we each do as individuals, and through what we do collectively.”
- Mike Tetreault, Maine State Director
Support The Nature Conservancy today.

Your support has made a tangible difference for nature in 2013 — throughout Maine and around the world.

Here are just a few of our accomplishments in 2013, thanks to you!

NORTHERN MAINE

  • Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program: Helped Forest Society of Maine and Van Buren Water District conserve 350 acres in Violette Brook.*
  • Completed 1,000 fish passage assessments on Aroostook and three other rivers.
  • Released analysis of 15-year sustainable forestry program in St. John River Forest.
  • Collaborated on Moose Brook fish passage at Houlton.
  • Rebuilt trail to #5 Mountain at Leuthold Forest Preserve.
  • Conserved more than 62,330 acres of Northern Appalachian forests, from NY to Maine.

STATE POLICY

  • Appointed to Maine DMR Marine Resources Advisory Committee.
  • Participated in state Rockweed Management Planning Team.
  • Helped include Portland Fish Exchange in November ballot measure.
  • Helped protect budgets for state conservation agencies and programs.

SOUTHERN MAINE

  • Mill Pond Preserve: acquired in-holding and removed house.
  • MNRCP: Helped Western Foothills Land Trust conserve 14 acres in Harrison.*
  • MNRCP: Helped Kennebec Estuary Land Trust conserve 63 acres in Georgetown.*
  • Built 1.5 miles of hiking trails at Loring Conant Preserve.
  • MNRCP: Helped Scarborough Land Trust preserve 160 acres.*
  • Rebuilt boardwalk trail, added 48 acres at Saco Heath.
  • Assisted Wells Reserve to open Branch Brook to searun fish.
  • Applied prescribed fire to 100 acres at three sites.
  • MNRCP: Helped Great Works Land Trust conserve 37 acres.*

PENOBSCOT WATERSHED

  • MNRCP: Helped Orono Land Trust preserve 313 acres in Caribou Bog.*
  • MNRCP: Helped Bangor Land Trust preserve 30 acres in Penjajawoc Marsh.*
  • Marked the beginning of removal of Veazie Dam.
  • MNRCP: Helped Atlantic Salmon Federation complete second fishway on Blackman Stream.*
  • Studied sea lampreys’ role in river restoration.

DOWNEAST

  • Worked with a broad coalition to pass a bill to require fish passage on the St. Croix River.
  • Supported Downeast Lakes Land Trust in protecting 21,870 acres near Grand Lake Stream.
  • Started fish passage on Pokey Dam.
  • MNRCP: Helped Pleasant River Wildlife Foundation preserve 137 acres in Washington County.*
  • Restored fish passage to two streams at Spring River Preserve.

GULF OF MAINE

  • Launched sea floor mapping project with Maine DMR and Tenants Harbor fishermen.
  • Launched pilot to test fishery video monitoring technology.
  • Initiated eelgrass restoration in Eliot.
  • Expanded permit bank pilot into New Hampshire.
  • Continued research to advance more sustainable fishing practices.

* Project of the Maine Natural Resources Conservation Program (MNRCP), which is administered by The Nature Conservancy.

We’re Accountable

The Nature Conservancy makes careful use of your support.

More Ratings

x animal

Sign up for Nature eNews!

Sign Up for Nature e-News

Get our e-newsletter filled with eco-tips and info on the places you care about most.

Thank you for joining our online community!

We’ll be in touch soon with more Nature Conservancy news, updates and exciting stories.

Please leave this field empty

We respect your privacy. The Nature Conservancy will not sell, rent or exchange your e-mail address. Read our full privacy policy for more information. By submitting this form, you agree to the Nature.org terms of use.