Conservation Work

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

Learn more about how we’re expanding access to the coast, supporting coastal communities, and making the coast more resilient to climate change.

What We Do

Protect Land

We protect critical wildlife habitat and create more public access to the land and sea by working with landowners, towns, and communities to identify and conserve important land on the coast.

Care for the Land

We make the Maine coast more accessible to you and help native plants and animals thrive by monitoring and caring for conserved lands, building trails and campsites, cleaning beaches, and more.

Connect You to the Coast

We connect people to the coast by offering more than 160 public preserves open to the public, field trips and events, and special programs.

Support Land Trusts

We strengthen Maine’s land trust community by providing financial and educational support for land trusts, hosting an annual conservation conference, and more.


What We’re Working on Now

Learn more about our ongoing conservation efforts and how you can make a difference for the Maine coast through specific causes or places you care about.

Initiatives to Make the Maine Coast More Resilient to Climate Change

Special Projects, Programs, and Campaigns