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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.

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Featured Conservation Story

A summer afternoon at Bass Falls Preserve in Alna, conserved in 2009 with help from Land for Maine's Future

Announcing the New LMF Passport and LMF Photo Gallery!

On June 19, the Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) Coalition announced two new ways the public can enjoy LMF-conserved properties, and discover some great places to visit time and time again. This summer marks the 30th Anniversary of this incredibly successful program.

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Land Trust News

State Legislature Affirms Land Trust Tax Exemption

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.

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Two Bad Bills Threaten Maine Land Trusts

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.

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