The Land for Maine's Future Program was created in 1987 in response to concerns over the loss of critical natural area, wildlife habitat and farmland along with traditional access to undeveloped lands for hunting fishing and outdoor recreation.
To date, the Land for Maine's Future Program has protected more than 532,000 acres of Maine's best recreational and natural areas along with several thousand acres of farmland. The program has secured public access to rivers and lakes for fishing and boating, and in 2005, the program was expanded to include funding for securing access to Maine's coast for commercial marine activities. Since its creation, bond measures supporting the LMF Program have passed by overwhelming margins. Most recently in November 2010. Working with other state agencies, local governments, and charitable nonprofit groups, the Land for Maine's Future Board adheres to a "willing seller only" policy. Learn more about LMF