Maine Audubon is the state’s oldest and largest wildlife conservation organization.
Since 1843, we have been connecting people to nature through a science-based approach to conservation, education, and advocacy. The largest Maine-based wildlife conservation organization, Maine Audubon has eight wildlife sanctuaries, 10,000 members, 2,000 volunteers, and serves over 50,000 people annually.
Our mission: Maine Audubon works to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people of all ages in education, conservation, and action.
Our approach to helping the people of Maine become more informed, effective stewards of the state’s wildlife and habitat focuses on three primary areas:
Here are just a few examples of what we do:
- Provide hands-on, experiential nature programs especially designed to excite curiosity and introduce the concept of wildlife stewardship to over 8,000 students a year.
- Promote public awareness of lake ecology issues through our annual statewide Loon Count and involvement in state lake policy initiatives.
- Lead walks, trips, and wilderness expeditions that bring people into nature and help instill in them an understanding of and appreciation for conserving our natural resources.
- Monitor and manage the breeding colonies of endangered Piping Plovers and Least Terns to set them on the road to recovery.
- Advocate for local, state, and federal public policies that benefit wildlife and protect critical habitat.