Science in Action...

MNHO is a nonprofit organization established in 2003 to help increase knowledge about Maine's flora and fauna. Our mission is to collect, interpret, publish, and archive data on Maine's plants, animals, and habitats.

Even though conservationists and policy makers rely on the data collected by MNHO and others to make decisions for protecting wild Maine, it is difficult to find reliable funding for the work we do.  MNHO staff donate hundreds of hours of their time every year to sustain these projects. 

If you care about conserving Maine's wild places, please consider donating or becoming an MNHO member!



Current Projects


    Upcoming Field Guides

Aquatic Plants of New England: Coming in 2022

Seaweeds of Maine: Still in development

Featured Publications