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Record Crop at Erickson Fields

In 2015, MCHT’s Teen Agricultural Crew (TAg Crew) set a new production record at our Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport, shattering last year’s total with a 76% increase. Thanks to the bounty, the crew distributed more than 20,000 pounds of fresh vegetables throughout the community!

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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

  • 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.


  • Erickson Fields Wellness Trail Offers Easy Access for All Ages

    19 October, 2015

    MCHT recently opened its Erickson Fields Wellness Trail, a 1.4-mile loop trail that introduces visitors to more of its 93-acre preserve. The trail crosses a pasture marked by stone walls, and then enters a woodland where wolf trees have grown up from former pasture.

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  • Preserve Trips Showcase Coastal Conservation

    15 September, 2015

    Nearly 200 people participated in MCHT’s fifteen preserve trips this summer, which included casual walks and relaxing boat tours, as well more rigorous hikes and coastal paddles.

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  • Land Trusts Speak Up

    04 August, 2015

    In 2015, the land trust community stepped up to address a series of controversial bills in Augusta. The Governor’s decision to hold up the Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) program for the second time in two years stole most of the headlines. However, the legislature also addressed whether land trust preserves should be taxed and numerous other bills with conservation implications.

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  • Conservation Funds in Limbo

    03 August, 2015

    In March, Governor Paul LePage announced that he was once again preventing the Land for Maine’s Future Board from borrowing or spending voter-approved land conservation funds.

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Read the Summer 2015 Maine Heritage Newsletter (PDF)

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