Go with the Flow
A celebration of the first snow and the story of how Kirky (yep, he called himself Kirky) got his groove back.
Welcome, Kate Stookey – Our New President and CEO
Maine Coast Heritage Trust is excited to announce new president and CEO Kate Stookey, who will begin her new position in February of 2022.
MCHT president Tim Glidden speaks to MCHT’s immutable qualities and lessons learned from supporters over his decade in service to the coast.
Why Rivers Matter in a Changing Climate
Protecting connected habitats is key to making the coast more resilient to climate change, and healthy, free-flowing rivers are among the most important types of connected habitats.
Creating Common Ground
MCHT helped conserve a few downtown acres in Milbridge in 2017. Four years later, this land has been transformed into the Milbridge Commons Wellness Park—a place where people can walk by the water, play, and pick free produce.
Celebrating Tim Glidden’s Career in Conservation
MCHT’s board chair Tom Armstrong offers a note of thanks to Tim Glidden upon his retirement.
Meeting People Where They Are
MCHT is teaming up with partners in the Midcoast to provide food grown on conserved land for share tables at community centers like libraries, churches, and doctors offices.
Sheep Island Stays Open
With the conservation of Sheep Island, MCHT offers a trio of great island preserves in Owls Head.
Large-scale Conservation Effort Makes Maine More Resilient
In September of this year, The Nature Conservancy acquired a 13,500-acre property west of Cherryfield to add to their Spring River Preserve, which now totals 23,500 acres. This is one in a string of conserved properties linking the Downeast coast to the northern forest.
Maine Beer Company Announces Little Whaleboat Island Beer
Maine Beer Company releases Little Whaleboat IPA to support Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s effort to protect three Casco Bay islands.
Here Comes the Fall
Ever seen a cup mushroom forcibly remove spores? Want to? Check out this column all about mushrooms, written by MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen.
Recreational Development with Inland Woods and Trails
2021 Conservation Intern Henry Menz shares information about his time working with Inland Woods and Trails.
Long in the Tooth
The summer of 2021 was all about mushrooms, of all varieties. MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen focuses in on the extraordinary Hydnaceae mushrooms, also known as “toothed” mushrooms. Yeah, you’ll want to read more.
On the Hunt for Crowberry Blue
While working for Maine Coast Heritage Trust in conserved bog lands in Washington County in the summer of 2021, graduate student Laura Hatmaker finds, to her astonishment, a rare butterfly that hadn’t been seen in that location since the 1990s.
So That’s What Happens When It Rains in July
Lots of rain in July meant lots of mushrooms in the summer of 2021. And of course MCHT lands steward Kirk Gentalen couldn’t be happier about it.
A Summer in the Woods
2021 Richard G. Rockefeller Conservation Intern Katherine Sullivan shares her experience working for the Land and Garden Preserve.