Our mission: Maine Audubon works to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people in education, conservation, and action.
Since 1843, Maine Audubon has worked to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people in education, conservation, and action. The oldest and largest Maine-based conservation organization, Maine Audubon has eight public centers and sanctuaries across the state, seven chapters, and 30,000 members, volunteers, and supporters, and connects with more than 250,000 people annually. Here are just a few examples of what we do:
- Provide hands-on, experiential nature programs especially designed to excite curiosity and introduce the concept of wildlife stewardship to over 8,000 students a year.
- Promote public awareness of lake ecology issues through our annual statewide Loon Count and involvement in state lake policy initiatives.
- Lead walks, programs, trips, and expeditions that bring people into nature and help instill in them an understanding of and appreciation for conserving our natural resources.
- Monitor and manage the breeding colonies of endangered Piping Plovers and Least Terns to set them on the road to recovery.
- Advocate for local, state, and federal public policies that benefit wildlife and protect critical habitat.
- Lead education projects in schools, towns, and for the public around the importance of Maine native plants through our “Bringing Nature Home” initiative; we also grow and sell native plants every summer.
- Develop and promote tools for policy-makers, municipalities, and individuals to embrace renewable energy with wildlife in mind.
2022 update: As the year came to an end, we wanted to give you a quick behind-the-scenes look at how our staff made the magic happen this year! We couldn’t do it without your support; thanks for showing up in support of Maine’s wildlife and habitat. Happy New Year from all of us at Maine Audubon!