Celebrating 50 years of keeping the coast open, healthy, working, and beautiful


Celebrating 50 years of keeping the coast open, healthy, working, and beautiful

Experience the Maine Coast – Get Out on a Preserve!

Putting Your Donations to Work


acres conserved


coastal islands protected


miles of trail




Give to conserve the Maine coast.

Beyond giving back to the coast you love, when you donate to MCHT you’ll receive:

  • an insider guide to MCHT preserves
  • a "Keep the Coast Maine" bumper sticker
  • special discounts on field trips and events

Stories from the Coast

Fighting Distraction During the Christmas Bird Count

MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen takes part in the Christmas Bird Count and, as always, resists the temptation to track mammals.

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Land Conservation Plays a Role in Addressing Hunger

MCHT is partnering with the newly formed Knox County Gleaners and other organizations to get healthy food in the hands of those who need it.

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500 Acres Conserved in Rockport and Hope

Coastal Mountains Land Trust makes strides in the Round the Mountain conservation effort, with support from the Land for Maine’s Future program, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and the Maine Water Company.

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Creating More Public Access to the Bold Coast

Small in acres, big in impact: a conservation project at Bailey’s Mistake in Lubec improves access for recreational and commercial use on the Bold Coast.

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A Local Sliding Hill Protected

In East Machias, when a local sliding hill went up for sale, MCHT was able to conserve it, ensuring kids will always be able to access this special spot.

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Give Today

Protect coastal lands. Save habitat. Create more trails, campsites, and public water access. Empower Maine communities to save the places that make people’s lives better—from community gardens to public boat launches to working farms and forests.

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Stay up to date on important conservation news, field trips and events, and how you can help care for the coast.