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New Lands to Discover

2014 was a busy year for coastal land protection efforts.  Maine Coast Heritage Trust (in partnership with Federal, State, and local partners) protected more than 1,400 acres from Cumberland County to Cobscook Bay.

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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

  • Lower Weskeag Fields and Forests

    In partnership with Georges River Land Trust and the Maine Department of Island Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Coast Heritage Trust is leading an effort to conserve 238 acres on the lower Weskeag.

  • Help Protect High Island

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


  • State and Municipal Funds Bolster Coastal Land Conservation

    16 January, 2015

    2014 was a strong year for land conservation projects on Maine’s coast, many of which received funding from state and municipal sources. Projects ranged from protecting popular hunting and fishing areas, to expanding downtown riverfront access to ensuring scenic islands remain available to the public for outdoor exploration.

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  • Nature Blog Shares Stories

    20 December, 2014

    With striking sunsets, soaring bald eagles, and lounging seals there is something around every corner of Vinalhaven for even the most casual observers. Since 2007, MCHT Steward Kirk Gentalen has been collecting and showcasing these observations on a community supported nature blog.

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  • Lessons at Erickson Fields

    11 December, 2014

    This fall, MCHT partnered with three experiential learning school programs at our Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport. The collaboration proved fruitful for eight young gardeners eager to engage with nature, serve their community, and attain personal, educational goals.

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  • Saltwater Farm in Bernard Conserved for Public Access

    18 November, 2014

    Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) recently acquired a 10-acre saltwater farm in Bernard. With support from donors to its recent Mount Desert Island Land Conservation Initiative, MCHT purchased the property from the Kelley family who have lived there for over half a century.

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