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Rally 2017 will be held in Denver, Colorado, on October 26th through 28th. Early bird discounts are available through July. Don't miss out!
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.
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
- Education Coordinator (part time), Cape Elizabeth Land Trust
- Project Coordinator, Downeast Salmon Federation
- Cook (seasonal), Appalachian Mountain Club
- Lodge Crew for Maine Wilderness Lodges (seasonal), Appalachian Mountain Club; Maine Wilderness Lodges
- Part-time Executive Director, Great Bay Stewards, Inc. (Greenland, NH)
Featured Conservation Story
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.
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.