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Fields Pond Audubon Center

216 Fields Pond Road
Holden, ME 04429


Mission Statement:

- 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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