Compared to other states, Maine has relatively clean water, and as a result, Maine is the last stronghold in the eastern U.S. for wild Brook Trout and the only state that still has a population of endangered Atlantic Salmon. It also harbors the largest population of Common Loons in the eastern U.S. On top of that, 85% of Maine vertebrate species either live in aquatic habitats throughout their lives or use aquatic habitats or habitats adjacent to ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, wetlands, and the coast throughout the course of a year to find food, breed, and travel. 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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