Despite coming under fire from Gov. Paul LePage, who opposes most taxpayer-funded conservation projects, LMF has strong public support — since 1987 it has been bolstered by more than half a dozen statewide bonds that have helped conserve 600,000 acres and more than 150 destinations.
The LMF Passport features 35 recommended itineraries, paired with suggested outdoor activities, such as fishing, hiking and ATV riding. However, participants can customize their adventures by using the new LMF website
TOPSHAM – This summer, Maine people are invited to explore the more than 150 destinations that have been conserved with support from the Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) program over the past three decades. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, LMF has secured public access to more than 600,000 acres in the state, offering opportunities in all sixteen Maine counties for outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, and ATV riding. To help Maine families and friends ...
Regardless of the fact that Gov. Paul LePage withdrew his most recent controversial choice for a position on the Land for Maine’s Future board, it is clear that the governor does not support land conservation in Maine.
Gov. Paul LePage, in an Oct. 28 letter to The Forecaster, claimed there is a lack of progress at the Knight’s Pond/Blueberry Hill preservation project, and defended a local legislator against criticism he’s received in connection with that effort.