Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy in Maine has become the latest conservation group to announce its participation in what's known as a carbon offset project to address climate change.

The project signals a long-term commitment to improve forest management with bigger trees on 125,000 acres along the St. John River. The trees essentially serve as storage for carbon.

Panel To Study Pet Peeve Of Governor: Conserved Land

Oct 11, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers are studying land conservation, a topic often derided by Republican Gov. Paul LePage as a tax giveaway for the wealthy.
A legislative panel meeting Thursday has until February to study the tax implications of millions of acres of conserved land owned by nonprofits.
The Maine Municipal Association has said the current system can give too much power to some owners of conserved land. But the group stresses conservation decisions are up to individual municipalities.

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BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Nature Conservancy in Maine has purchased more than 6,500 acres of diverse forest land, including old growth and sub-Alpine fir forest southwest of Jackman.

The purchase from the Plum Creek Timber Company will allow the Nature Conservancy to expand its existing Leuthold Forest Preserve to more than 16,000 acres.

The property includes remote ponds and nearly 15 miles of streams that provide habitat for Eastern brook trout as well as waterfowl and wading birds.