Land for Maine’s Future needs your support

A very important bill this legislative session would finally provide some new funding for the Land for Maine’s Future program. I hope you will contact your legislators and urge them to support LMF.

I am proud to say I helped start the Land for Maine’s Future program, which has protected more than 600,000 acres of our states most important recreational and natural lands in all 16 counties.

But LMF suffered during the previous governor’s tenure, and it is time to revive this important program.

I expect you have enjoyed some of the lands that LMF protected. But every year there are more opportunities to conserve and protect more of Maine’s wonderful areas, from hiking trails to wildlife habitat.

So please join us now in advocating for funding for the Land for Maine’s Future program.





George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.