Land for Maine’s Future Board Issues Call for New Proposals
The Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) Board announces a Call for Proposals for land conservation projects, with approximately $4.5 million in LMF funds available for new projects. Proposals will be accepted until 5:00 PM, September 1, 2017. All proposals must be sponsored by one of the following state agencies: Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife or Maine Historic Preservation Commission. For information contact: Sarah Demers, Director, Land for Maine’s Future Program, 207-287-7576.
MLTN Steering Committee Meets June 13th
The Maine Land Trust Network is guided in its work by a steering committee made up of land trust staff and board members from all over the state. This committee meets three times a year, and these meetings are open to the public. If you'd like to attend our upcoming meeting, contact Donna by email or phone at 207-607-4577 for details.
Upcoming Regional Meetings & Workshops
- Thursday, Jun 29th, 2017
Protection of Climate Corridors: Supporting a Diversity of Plants and Wildlife in a Changing Climate
- Saturday, Oct 14th, 2017
SAVE THE DATE: Forestry Day at Hidden Valley Nature Center
Recents Job Posts
- Conservation Policy Associate, Appalachian Mountain Club
- Lands Transactions & Stewardship Manager, Upper Saco Valley Land Trust
- Senior Policy & Advocacy Specialist, Maine Audubon
- Executive Director, Northeast Wilderness Trust
- Executive Director, Georges River Land Trust
Featured Conservation Story
Effective signage and interpretive information is a key component of conservation land stewardship, enabling visitors to appreciate the beauty and value of the natural lands they enjoy. It can also be a key teaching opportunity. That’s the purpose behind the Ed Meadows Conservation Fund…
Land Trust News
May 25, 2017
Our efforts paid off! Over the past two days, both bodies of the Maine Legislature considered LD 727, a bill that called for the elimination of tax exemption eligibility for land trusts. Fortunately, both the House and Senate strongly opposed the measure.
May 05, 2017
There is growing and troubling support in Augusta for two bills that would end tax exemption eligibility for land trusts in Maine: LD 727 and LD 1521 (details below). In the past, similar bills have been unanimously defeated in committee, but this week LD 727 received support from four members of the Taxation Committee.