Maine Coast Heritage Trust has announced that Tim Glidden will become the Trust’s new president. Mr. Glidden has most recently served as Director of the State’s Land for Maine’s Future Program (LMF). “All of us at Maine Coast Heritage Trust are delighted that Tim is joining our team,” said Tom Ireland, Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s board chair. “Tim’s superb leadership qualities, his passion for land conservation, his strong relationships with diverse stakeholders in Maine, and his impressive track record of success make him an excellent fit for the Trust.”
“I am truly honored to become Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s next president, and I am eager to begin working with the staff, board and council of this wonderful organization to pursue its land conservation mission,” said Mr. Glidden. “The coast of Maine is a world renowned natural resource—one that is cherished by all who visit it and all who call it home. I look forward to joining with MCHT’s members and partners across Maine to protect the character of this special place.” Tim will begin work at MCHT on April 29th, joining the Trust for its annual Maine Land Conservation Conference which begins that day.
In ten years as the Director of LMF, Tim guided the Program to a number of important successes including $41 million in bonding for land conservation, a ground breaking new program for working waterfront protection, and the development of a comprehensive conservation easement model for large-scale “working forest” conservation projects.
Prior to his work at LMF, Mr. Glidden served for seven years as the Deputy Director at the Natural Resources Council of Maine. Mr. Glidden is a graduate of Colby College, and has a graduate degree in Forestry Sciences from the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He and his family live in Topsham. For more information about Mr. Glidden, please contact Maine Coast Heritage Trust at 729-7366.