Press Release Apr 20, 2023

Parks Group Expands Expertise, Opens First-Ever Maine Field Office

“Maine has and will forever be my home. From the western mountains to the inland lakes and rugged coast, I am inspired by the beauty of our state and am thrilled to join NPCA to advocate for our national park sites here." -- NPCA's Todd Martin

Bar Harbor, ME – The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today celebrates the addition of Todd Martin to lead its work in Maine and throughout the Northeast with a first-time field office in the state. In his new role as Northeast Senior Program Manager, Martin will focus on protecting national park lands, waters, and wildlife and strengthening relationships with partners and Tribal leaders in Maine. This work will include advocating for federal funding and policy, improving the visitor experience and accessibility at Acadia, in support of the reservation system there, and more to better connect people to Katahdin Woods and Waters and along the Appalachian Trail. Martin will also lead efforts to fight the harmful impacts of climate change and park threats from mining and encroaching development.

“Todd is a tremendous advocate for the prized national parks and waters of Maine, and we are thrilled to have him lead our work here and expand our expertise in the Northeast,” said Lauren Cosgrove, Senior Northeast Program Manager for the National Parks Conservation Association. “For years, we’ve been committed to strengthening our partnerships in Maine and with Todd’s experience and passion for his hometown parks, we’re in better position to protect Acadia and Katahdin for all that live here and the millions more that visit.”

As a life-long Mainer with a deep appreciation and connection to the pine tree state, Martin brings more than a decade of environmental advocacy experience. In his previous roles, he successfully pushed for the establishment of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. He helped advance policies to reduce Maine’s climate emissions, called for more investments in renewable energy and protected Maine’s waterways from metallic mining pollution. He has worked with thousands of Mainers from York to Aroostook counties, including elected officials, environmental and civic leaders, and members of the Penobscot Indian Nation and Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians.

“Maine has and will forever be my home,” said Todd Martin, NPCA’s new Senior Northeast Program Manager. “From the western mountains to the inland lakes and rugged coast, I am inspired by the beauty of our state and I’m thrilled to join NPCA to advocate for our national park sites here. I look forward to introducing my daughter to Acadia and Katahdin, knowing I’ll be helping to protect them for generations to come.”

Prior to his role at NPCA, Todd spent the last twelve years working for the Natural Resources Council of Maine where he mobilized Mainers statewide to advance conservation, climate and sustainability policies. When he is not out in national parks, Martin enjoys hiking, camping, bike riding, live music and exploring Maine with his daughter.

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About the National Parks Conservation Association: Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association has been the leading voice in safeguarding our national parks. NPCA and its more than 1.6 million members and supporters work together to protect and preserve our nation’s most iconic and inspirational places for future generations. For more information, visit