Our ability to face climate change is dependent on our ability to join together. In that, as ever, we can learn from nature—that our differences are our strength, our connections will endure and nothing exists alone.
TOGETHER, we can unite scientific learning with proven practices to reduce and manage the effects of the climate crisis.
TOGETHER, we can build a future that is just, equitable and strengthened by the diversity of plant, animal and human life.
TOGETHER, we can connect our local initiatives to the search for global climate solutions.
TOGETHER, we can restore the connections between land, river and sea that sustain the resilient ecosystems we need to protect life on a warming planet.
A Campaign for Climate Action
Whether fostering the connections between scientific learning and action, diverse interests, local and global efforts or natural and human forces—it’s time to take climate action and Join Maine.
Join the Effort—Join Maine
A shared vision can bring a brighter future if we act now, together.
$88,500,000 funds toward our goal
Goal of $130,000,000
Join Maine Campaign Breakdown of GoalsClick on the initiatives slice to learn more.
- Forests 40
- Rivers 8
- Oceans 7
- Air 6
- Community 11
Core Support 12
Deferred Giving 11
Fifth Item 0
Safeguarding Shelter for Wildlife and People
Our forests are an incredible natural climate solution. In addition to providing clean water, hosting our recreation and powering our economy with wood products, they capture more than three million metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere each year. TNC is leveraging groundbreaking science to respond. We’re identifying a network of unique locations that can withstand climate impacts, including vitally important Maine forests. This scientific learning drives our conservation planning and is a key strategy in our work to address climate change.
Fostering the Flow Between Land and Sea
Constricted waterways block fish and wildlife and put us all at risk of flooding from climate change. Maine rivers form a 75,000-mile network and support biodiversity along our riparian arteries, providing protection for many rare, threatened and endangered species. Aging dams and inadequate road crossings constrict these courses. By restoring free-flowing rivers and streams, we will increase the resilience of these networks and foster one of the most connected, intact river systems in the nation.
Stimulating a Sea Change in Fishery Management
The Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99% of the world’s oceans. It is one of the most complex and productive marine environments on the planet—but it is threatened by chronic overfishing, habitat loss and the effects of a changing climate. TNC partners with fishermen to develop more sustainable fishing practices and to collect better data about how species are adapting to a warming Gulf. As conditions become even more unpredictable, these partnerships will help protect this vital habitat and the communities that depend on it.
Curbing Carbon Through Policy and Practice
Reducing the amount of greenhouse gases we send into the atmosphere is up to us. Maine has the highest carbon emissions and spends the most on energy per capita in New England. That’s why TNC partners with policymakers and leaders to shape bold, innovative approaches that reduce emissions in Maine—and beyond. Collaborating to build public support for these initiatives helps ensure their continued success. Our priorities include advancing clean energy, incentivizing energy-efficient practices and setting ambitious emissions-reduction targets.
Planning with Partners to Face the Future
Hotter summers, warmer winters, shifting seasons, stronger storms—these changes affect natural and human communities alike. For solutions to be sustainable, they must address the needs of both. Across the state, TNC digs into work with communities and leaders at every level, strengthening our collective response to climate change through innovative policies, cutting-edge science and direct action.
Maine Has Insights to Share and Lessons to Learn
Maine is an exceptional place to plan and prepare for climate change. Our extraordinary ecosystems provide opportunities to lessen the extent and adapt to the consequences of this escalating crisis, and our local efforts are vitally connected to the search for global solutions. Our team has been applying the expertise we built working to restore rivers, developing relationships with Wabanaki partners and creating water funds for projects all over the world.
The Climate Is Changing and So Must We
Our ability to face climate change is dependent on our ability to join together. Together, we can restore the connections between land, river and sea that sustain the resilient ecosystems we need to protect life on a warming planet.