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Advocacy Focus Areas

Maine Audubon Advocacy Focus Areas

Renewable Energy | Land for Maine’s Future | Climate Change | Forest Habitat Stewardship | Plastic Pollution | Clean Water | North Woods | Habitat Connectivity | Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species

Renewable Energy

Maine Audubon supports policies that transition Maine to a clean energy economy. Advancements in solar, wind, and other renewable energy technologies mean that achieving 100% renewable energy consumption in Maine by 2050 can happen if we work collaboratively, diligently, and in the best interests of Maine’s people and wildlife alike.
Find resources including a renewable energy reports, a solar siting toolkit, a renewable energy siting tool, and FAQs, and read our latest news about renewable energy.

Land for Maine’s Future

Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) is Maine’s most successful land conservation program, responsible for protecting more than 600,000 acres in the state, including more than 325,000 acres of working farms, forests, and waterfronts, miles and miles of recreational trails, and critical wildlife habitat.
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Climate Change

Climate change is the most significant threat to Maine’s wildlife and habitat. Impacts to wildlife and habitat due to climate change under a “business as usual” scenario–in which Mainers continue at the same levels of consumption and emission of fossil fuels–are particularly severe.
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Forest Habitat Stewardship

We support policies that support outdoor recreation, sustainable forestry, and wildlife and wildlife habitat protection in Maine’s 18 million acres of working forests represent the largest stretch of nearly unfragmented forest in the eastern United States.
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Plastic Pollution

It’s estimated that today that plastic can now be found in up to 90% of seabirds. Maine Audubon supports policies that reduce plastic prevalence and that keep the plastic that we do need out of our natural environment.
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Clean Water

Clean water is essential for fish, loons, and all wildlife. Maine Audubon supports policies that keep pollution and invasive species out of our waterways and that otherwise maintain or improve this essential resource.
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North Woods

Maine’s 10.5 million acres of North Woods are the heart and soul of the Northern Appalachian/Acadian Forest–the largest intact temperate forest in North America. This landscape and plant diversity creates a mosaic of habitats for many species of wildlife, including the largest moose population in the lower 48 states, the nation’s largest population of Canada Lynx, and a Common Loon population second only to Minnesota.
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Habitat Connectivity

Maine Audubon advocates for policies that facilitate fish and wildlife movement across the landscape, such as funding for Stream Smart culverts and directing development to designated growth areas.
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Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species

Maine Audubon advocates for policies that protect and help recover vulnerable species, such as the federal Endangered Species Act and Maine’s Endangered Species Act. The success of these laws and others is incumbent upon functioning, well-funded natural resource agencies at the state and federal level, as well as a public that is committed to wildlife stewardship.
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