Get Out on the Maine Coast this Winter
MCHT wants to help you fend off cabin fever. Here are some great places to get outside on the coast in the wintertime.
Bushes, Berries & the Birds that Eat Them
Curious about the bushes blazing red on Maine roadsides in late fall and the birds that feast on the berries?
Trails Bring You to the Coast
Maine Coast Heritage Trust thinks about trails and stone staircases and how to keep your feet dry on a wet walk through the woods so that you don’t have to.
A Future for Jones Marsh
A creative conservation project on Mount Desert Island protects an important salt marsh and helps support the creation of much-needed workforce housing.
I’m an Amanita Man
Learn something new about Maine mushrooms with “looks that kill” and have a laugh while you’re at it…
Where to go on MDI in Autumn
Temperatures are dropping, roads are clearing of summer traffic… here are tips on where to go and what to do from MCHT’s MDI land steward.
Seeing the Bigger Picture on a Hot, Humid Day
Land stewardship adds up to so much more than the sum of its parts—though sometimes, on a hot, humid day, it can be hard to see the forest for the trees.
It Takes a Community to Keep a Land Trust Running
I had no idea that my appreciation for land trusts would grow significantly—not only from learning about the stewardship aspect, but the community aspect as well.
Experience the Moody Beauty of Muscongus Bay
Working along Maine’s nearly 5,000 miles of shoreline, we get to know the unique character of every bay. Muscongus, between John’s Bay and Penobscot Bay, is especially mercurial.
The Summer Sail I’ll Never Forget
Tim Glidden, President of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, says conservation is about more than protecting land—it’s about holding open the door to experiences in nature that shape and connect us across time.
Learning Something New Every Day
On my first day on the job at Coastal Mountains Land Trust, I hopped in the truck with another intern, Max, and we sped off to the hardware store appointed with the task of purchasing roofing shingles. That’s right, roofing shingles…
An Artist, a Letter & an Island
MCHT is working to conserve one of the largest undeveloped islands in the midcoast region, which happens to be a short paddle from a mainland preserve in Owls Head.
Get Out On the Water & Into the Natural World of Vinalhaven
Think you need a boat of your own to get to Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s island preserves? Well, think again. Vinalhaven, the largest and most populated island in Penobscot Bay, is a 75-minute ferry ride from the mainland.
An Open Letter to Future Land Stewards
“I applied for Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Conservation Internship thinking that this experience was going to be something that I would be very comfortable with and do with ease. But in the first week working at Mahoosuc Land Trust, I realized that I had a lot to learn.”
Jane’s Picks for Kid-Friendly Preserves
Here are some of Jane’s picks for kid-friendly MCHT preserves up and down the coast, where you can share your love for nature with the people who stand to benefit from it the most: kids.
Volunteers Making a Difference on the Maine Coast
It’s not even July and the Maine Coast Heritage Trust Stewardship staff has already covered a lot of ground—thanks in part to all the volunteers who have pitched in.