Midcoast Dusting and a Tracking Trifecta
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen loves winter, and so far the 2020 – 2021 hasn’t seen much snow and ice. But he’ll take what he can get and get out tracking when he can.
Gift of Hope
Essay by Rebecca Rockefeller Lambert, part of the Voices from the Coast project to celebrate peoples’ deep connection to the Maine coast and MCHT’s 50 years of land conservation.
Essay by Marla O’Byrne, part of the Voices from the Coast project to celebrate people’s deep connection to the Maine coast and MCHT’s 50 years of land conservation.
Reflecting on Reflections
MCHT land steward doesn’t usually go to nature for a sense of calm… he’s all about the wildlife activity! But still, quiet days at his backyard marsh have proven fascinating of late.
Where the Land Meets the Sea
Essay by Megan Grumbling, part of the Voices from the Coast project to celebrate people’s deep connection to the Maine coast and MCHT’s 50 years of land conservation.
The Hunt for Woolly Alder Aphids
A hunt for woolly alder aphids leads MCHT land steward to find some rad mushrooms in alder wetlands.
In Memory of Les Hyde
Les Hyde was a passionate advocate for land conservation in the midcoast. We honor him and his lasting impact on the coast with a special granite bench at Clark Island Preserve.
The Making of Long Point Preserve
In 2020, MCHT finished the seventh land protection project in seven years to create Long Point Preserve, a 180-acre preserve spanning most of a peninsula in Machiasport.
Local Students Pitch in at Seaduck Point Preserve
Recently conserved Seaduck Point Preserve got a clean up from local Beals Island students on an outing led by MCHT land steward Deirdre Whitehead.
MCHT Helps Conserve 174 Acres Along the York River
In one of the most significant conservation projects in York’s history, MCHT helps protect coastal river frontage and secure public access to a beloved local sledding hill.
Full of Hope for the Next 50 Years of MCHT
MCHT President Tim Glidden offers a vision of hope for the next 50 years of MCHT.
The Transitive Property of Trifectas
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen ponders the prevalence of trifectas in nature observation.
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.
Conserved Land Helps Feed a Community
At Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields, Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s agricultural preserves in Rockport, the land is feeding the Midcoast community.
Caring for Newly Conserved Clark Island Preserve
MCHT has acquired 120 acres of Clark Island to create a special new Midcoast preserve, but fundraising efforts still continue to support ongoing stewardship of the island.
MCHT Preserves See More Use Than Ever Before
In 2020, use of conserved land was up across the state. What did this mean for MCHT land stewards?