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Maine Audubon

Maine Audubon works to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people of all ages in education, conservation, and action. With a 160-year history, Maine Audubon is a trusted, science-based voice for conservation, playing a strong role in setting the conservation agenda for Maine.

Record of Achievement
• Defending the Penjajawoc Marsh from proposals to build a Wal-Mart "supercenter" adjacent to the state's largest freshwater marsh. More
• Stemming the population declines of endangered least terns and piping plovers through careful monitoring and management of the birds' breeding colonies to set them on the road to recovery.
• Strengthening the state endangered species act to protect critical habitat.
• Developing Maine's first timberharvesting standards to limit clearcutting and record the extent of logging operations.
• Researching ecological, recreational, timber, cultural, and economic resources in Maine's 15 million acre Northern Forest as part of the effort to develop a conservation plan for this vital region.
• Promoting public awareness of lake-ecology issues through a statewide loon count and involvement in state lake policy initiatives.
• Providing hands-on, experiential nature programs especially designed to excite curiosity and introduce the concept of stewardship to over 8000 students a year.

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