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Goslings Islands Campaign Complete

Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization, today announced that it has met its fundraising goal of $925,000 to purchase the Goslings Islands in Harpswell from the family of William E. and Jean R. "Polly" Soule, and keep them open to the public. Read more.

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Maine Land Trust Network


Learn about the Maine Land Trust Network, a program of MCHT that builds and sustains the quality and effectiveness of land conservation organizations statewide, or find your local land trust.

Help Protect Maine’s Coast

  • Help Protect High Island

    MCHT has an opportunity to protect this scenic island centrally located between Long Cove and Tenants Harbor in Saint George.
  • Clapboard Island Initiative

    Maine Coast Heritage Trust has purchased 15 acres on the northeast corner of Clapboard Island, but we still need to raise additional funds to pay for ongoing stewardship.


Marathon Paddle Circumnavigates MDI

In late August, MCHT Project Manager Bob DeForrest and three friends completed a 46-mile paddle around Mount Desert Island. [read more]

Continuing to Preserve Long Point

Since acquiring the Long Point property in Machiasport, MCHT has been conducting a rigorous planning process to balance future visitor use and enjoyment of the preserve with protecting its natural and cultural values. MCHT has been gathering information and communicating with members of the community, including the Passamaquoddy Tribe and neighboring landowners who have shown an interest in conserving their properties. [read more]

Visiting Clapboard Island Preserve

If you visit the Clapboard East Preserve, please bear in mind that the island's southern end is privately owned and has no public access. All docks and moorings are private, so boaters should be prepared to anchor and row ashore, or beach their boats on one of the landings on the island's northern end. Kayaks and other small craft can come ashore on any of the northern beaches, which connect to the trail system. [read more]

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