Land Trust Program

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Warren Whitney

“I love that Maine’s outdoors is such an important part of the culture and identity of this state. Being involved with statewide efforts to connect people and places provides great satisfaction. Land conservation is about more than just conserving wild lands—it is about reconnecting our increasingly indoor species to the outdoors. Land trusts and others will play an important part in making those connections in the years to come.”

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Donna Bissett

“As a kid, the Maine coast was my sanctuary, my escape, the place where I could be who I really was.”

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Jeff Romano

“Maine is blessed with an abundance of natural resources and scenic outdoor areas, but many lack guaranteed public access – especially along the coast. Expanding opportunities for people to make a living off the land and securing more places where families like mine can enjoy the state’s beauty means healthier and more prosperous communities.”