Conservation & Recreation Funds

Status: Not Currently Accepting Applications

About the Funds

LMF funds assist with the acquisition of land or interest in land to:

  • Provide outdoor recreation opportunities
  • Provide access to Maine waters
  • Support vital ecological or conservation functions and values
  • Conserve rare, threatened, or endangered natural communities, plants, or wildlife habitat
  • Conserve areas of scenic interest and prime physical features
  • Protect sustainable working forests
  • Protect deer wintering areas

After funds are approved by voters, the Land for Maine's Future Board issues a call for proposals. Proposals are reviewed for completeness by staff and scored and nominated by working committees of the board. After public notice, the LMFB votes on finalists for funding.

Eligible Applicants

An application to LMF requires sponsorship from a suitable state agency. An application must include full knowledge and agreement from the landowner that their project is up for consideration for LMF funding.

Funds often assist land trusts, municipal conservation commissions, local governments, private nonprofit charitable organizations, state agencies, and private foundations.

Application Materials

2021 Complete Workbook (PDF), Board Adopted Policy and Guidelines, October 2021