Our Mission

To Preserve the Communities, Cultures, and Environmental Integrity of Rural Maine.

Active Objectives

We are focused on helping small communities stand up for their rights, land, and cultures in the face of industrial energy development. Our specific focus right now is the Northern Maine Renewable Energy Transmission Line Proposal and the Sears Island Windport Proposal.

Who We Are

We started as a group of Maine residents who banded together to protect our land from forcible redevelopment and the threat of eminent domain.  As we learned more about the proposed transmission line,  we uncovered additional legislation and future projects that would irreversibly impact Maine’s forests, farms, and waterways, as well as the lives and livelihoods of its inhabitants.
We give a voice to those who lack the means or opportunity to speak for themselves.  We amplify their concerns.  Rural Maine is important, not only for its resources and beauty, but for the simple fact that it exists in this over reaching modern world. Rural Maine deserves protection, respect, and care.

Why We Care

Rural Maine, with its rugged landscapes and tight-knit communities, occupies a unique place in America. But the significance of preserving rural Maine extends far beyond its state borders. From its coastlines to its interior woodlands and farms, Maine provides goods like timber, fisheries, and clean water that contribute to the nation’s economic vitality. Agriculture, a bedrock of rural life, helps sustain the nation by providing food security.

Rural Maine preserves traditions and a way of life deeply rooted in history, enriching our national tapestry. As urbanization surges, Maine’s rural areas offer a sanctuary for mental well-being and environmental sustainability. By safeguarding rural Maine, we uphold the idea that living deliberately, and in ways that respect nature, holds immense value for all.

Did you know?


Maine is home to 7,600 farms covering over 1,300,000 acres. Maine is the number 2 state in the U.S. for organic farms with 37 organic farms per 100,000 people.

Forested Acres

89% of Maine is covered by forest, nearly the same area that was estimated when forest inventories first began in 1959.