Our mission: Maine Audubon works to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people in education, conservation, and action.
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, trips, and wilderness 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!