The Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) program helps conserve lands with high recreational and ecological value, as well as working farms, forestlands and waterfronts. This important program has been funded in the past by bonds that are approved by legislators and then voters.
A proposed $10 million bond would help fund improvements to our roads by replacing old stream culverts. This will improve public safety by preparing for extreme flood events and benefit Maine’s wildlife by reconnecting fish and wildlife habitat.
Strengthening the Shoreland Zoning Law will ensure that Maine's $3.5 billion lake legacy - quality of life, drinking water sources and freshwater habitat - endures to benefit future generations.
The market for solar power is changing - solar is becoming more affordable for businesses and homeowners. Reduce barriers and spur investment in solar power. Maine should position itself to encourage conversion to solar.
The money generated by the increase in timber harvesting on public lands should be used to improve recreational opportunities and wildlife habitats, which in turn benefit Maine’s rural economy.