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Preserve Trips Showcase Coastal Conservation

Trip members being ferried to Pond Island from the mothership

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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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.


  • 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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  • Casco Bay Islands Beckon

    17 July, 2015

    Over the past two years, Maine Coast Heritage Trust has unveiled a handful of new preserves in Casco Bay, increasing the number of destinations for local boaters to explore.

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  • David Rockefeller plans donation of Little Long Pond Property

    03 June, 2015

    This May, as part of celebrating his 100th birthday, David Rockefeller Sr. has announced his plan to donate 1,000 acres on Mount Desert Island to the Land and Garden Preserve of Mount Desert Island.

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