Project Canopy Communities

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In concert with community partners, Maine has a very active program to maintain and enhance urban and community forests. These efforts include:

  • Encouraging proactive efforts at municipal level to maintain healthy urban and community forests.
  • Providing information, technical and financial assistance to municipalities.
  • Encouraging municipalities and others to reduce the impacts of land use change, fragmentation and urbanization of forest landscapes.
  • Encouraging municipalities and others to manage and restore trees and forests to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
  • Building and enhancing partnerships that increase the effectiveness of state urban forestry programming, and improve Maine’s urban and community forests.