By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,258)
Lisa Pohlmann, executive director, of the National Resources Council of Maine (NRC) recently received an award from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The Women in Conservation Award is presented to women that have shown exceptional leadership and dedication to issues related to conservation and climate action. Pohlmann was applauded for her contributions to efforts that reduce carbon emissions, promote clean energy and protect wildlife and their habitats from risks by climate disruption.
“I am privileged to be working every day to protect and restore the beautiful nature of Maine and am honored to be recognized by the NWF for this work,” said Lisa Pohlmann. “Women’s voices and involvement have been essential to progress on clean air and clean water and there are thousands of women across the Country now determined to see state and federal action on climate change as well.”
Maine is experiencing serious impacts from climate change. Ticks are becoming more abundant and harming health and wildlife, like the iconic moose. Maine’s famous coastline is at risk from sea-level rise accelerated by climate disruption. The state’s ski, leaf-peeping and maple syrup industries are vulnerable as temperatures continue to trend upward. Our warming summers bring more ozone smog, contributing to Maine’s high asthma rates.
Pohlmann succeeded Everett (Brownie) Carson as executive director.