Bob DeForrest

Project Manager, Eastern Hancock County

Department: Land Protection
Region: Mount Desert Island
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Bob graduated from College of the Atlantic, where he studied Environmental Law/Policy and Ecology. He has worked as a researcher/field steward studying colonial water birds in Hawaii, North Dakota, and Maine. Bob spent years as a Registered Maine Guide, and has taught natural history and outdoor skills throughout the Maine Coast, North Woods, and Baja Peninsula. Before joining MCHT in 2002, Bob worked as an environmental educator and trip leader for the Chewonki Foundation and Outreach Coordinator for the Gulf of Maine Expedition. GOMEX was a 1000-mile sea kayak journey organized to raise awareness and caring about the ecology and cultural legacy of this vast international watershed.

Bob lives in Sullivan and enjoys spending his spare time exploring Maine’s beautiful terrain while kayaking, hiking, and skiing.

Bob has been with MCHT since 2002.

On land conservation: “I’ve seen how experiences in nature change people’s perspectives, how it humbles them. We don’t know what’s on the horizon, but having these conserved places will be important.”

On the job: Bob has been partnering with Acadia National Park, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and local land trusts in Eastern Hancock County for the past 15 years to preserve lands that are vital to communities of humans and critters alike. He is elated that his job involves spending time on the water and in the woods with people who share a love the coast of Maine.

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