The Rivers Initiative

Generations ago, Maine’s free-flowing rivers surged through vast forests and out into the Gulf of Maine, transporting fresh water, nutrients, and billions of fish… Over time things began to change. Roads and dams blocked passage, and overfishing and pollution degraded once-powerful rivers, causing dramatic declines in populations of sea-run fish and, as a result, declines…

Aerial view of islands

The Islands Initiative

Keeping iconic islands wild and open


The Schoodic to Schoodic Initiative

Saving a wildlife corridor connecting inland forest to the sea


The Marshes for Tomorrow Initiative

Protecting Maine’s salt marshes as sea level rises