About Us

Our mission is to advance the conservation of lands and waters in Maine to ensure ecological wellbeing and foster thriving communities. 

Since 1970, Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) has helped conserve over 180,000 acres and 337 islands, including over 160 places open to the public offering over 100 miles of hiking trails.

We’ve partnered with individuals, businesses, organizations, and communities to conserve iconic islands, critical wildlife habitat, coastal watersheds, water access sites, downtown greenspaces, and epic places for people to explore.

Our priorities are mitigating the impacts of climate change on the coast, protecting vulnerable plants and animals, expanding access to the coast, and serving Maine’s coastal communities and network of over 80 land trusts.


Who we are

Contact Us

We’re happy to answer any questions you have about MCHT’s work or land conservation generally.

Meet the Team

Find out what we do at MCHT and why this work matters to us.

Board and Council

This committed and generous group brings extraordinary passion and knowledge to MCHT’s work.

Our Story

We’ve come a long way since 1970 and continue to grow and evolve.

If you love the Maine coast, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

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