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Wild Acadia

With its bold coasts, bright skies, and clear waters, Acadia National Park is one of America’s most visited national parks. Long-term and sustainable protection of Acadia’s natural resources will require an array of tools—research, public outreach and education, restoration work, and long-term monitoring of air and water quality, forest health, and visitation statistics. The Wild Acadia initiative is a multifaceted set of programs to help Acadia’s native plants and wildlife thrive despite threats from climate change, invasive pests, and other rapid environmental changes. Through these efforts, Friends of Acadia and partner organizations will ensure that the park’s natural resources are protected for today’s visitors and the many millions who will visit in the years to come.

Climate Change at Acadia »
Climate change and its impact on Acadia

Acadia Land Legacy »
Conserving lands in and adjacent to Acadia

Acadia Watersheds »
Restoring aquatic habitats

Invasive Plant Management »
A helping hand for native species

Night Skies »
Protecting and celebrating Acadia’s nighttime splendor

Peregrine Falcon/Hawk Watch »
Raptor research and education

Wild Gardens of Acadia »
Showcasing Acadia’s uniquely varied native plant communities