News & Notes: LMF


Support Question 3 — Land for Maine’s Future

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Funding for this Historic Land Bond will be Question #3 on November Ballot On November 6th Maine voters can act to replenish the Land for Maine’s Future Program with a $5 million bond. A diverse coalition of sporting groups, businesses, fishermen, communities, conservation organizations and many others support LMF. The Land for Maine’s Future program …

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Land for Maine’s Future Bond to Go to the Voters

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

The Governor has decided to not veto LD 852, the modest $5 million bond bill for the Land for Maine’s Future program.  After securing two-thirds vote in both the House and Senate, we feared the Governor would veto the bill.  Now, the voters will have the opportunity to decide whether to approve the measure when …

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Legislature Approves LMF Bond

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Yesterday, the Legislature approved LD 852, the Land for Maine’s Future Bond, by more than the two-thirds votes needed.  The bill now goes to the Governor’s desk for signature.  Passage of the bond bill is a bright light in a session that’s been largely focused on defending core environmental protections. This success is largely the …

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Help Conserve Our Forests, Farms, and Fish!

Monday, April 30th, 2012

For more than two decades, the highly successful Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) Program has provided critical funding to protect forestlands, shorelines, working farms and waterfronts, salt marshes, mountain summits and other treasures of Maine’s natural heritage for generations to come.  But now the program has no money for future land purchases. A majority of the Appropriations …

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Forest, Farm and Fish Bond Receives Committee Approval

Friday, April 27th, 2012

The Forest, Farm and Fish Bond, LD 852, has been amended and received majority approval from the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee.  That Committee approved the amended bill by a vote of 10-3.  The amended bill provides $5 million in bond funding for the Land for Maine’s Future program.  In an unusual move, the bill …

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