Misha Mytar

Senior Project Manager, MDI

Department: Land Protection
Region: Mount Desert Island
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Prior to joining MCHT, Misha was a Senior Planner at the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, where she worked to enhance the economic and community development potential of the Bureau’s Downeast properties. She has also worked for a number of local conservation and planning organizations including Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Sunrise County Economic Council, and Washington County Council of Governments.

Misha grew up in Surry, graduated from Yale University with a degree in anthropology, and earned her master’s degree in community planning and development from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. She is currently a Senior Project Manager with MCHT and staffs the Conservation Limited Development LLC.

Misha lives in Bar Harbor with her husband Dan Farrenkopf and their two children. She has been with MCHT since 2011.

On land conservation: “For me, conservation is about fairness and equity. Coastal Maine can be a wonderful place to live with amazing resources. It’s important to me that we make sure these resources are available for everyone.”

On the job: You can find Misha on Mount Desert Island, where MCHT got its start and continues to fill the role of the local land trust. Misha works with MDI landowners and partners like Acadia National Park on land projects which enhance the conservation legacy of the region and benefit the local community.

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