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Conservation Work

We keep the coast open, wild, working, and beautiful

The Mission: Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) conserves and stewards Maine’s coastal lands and islands for their renowned scenic beauty, ecological value, outdoor recreational opportunities, and contribution to community well-being. MCHT provides statewide conservation leadership through its work with land trusts, coastal communities and other partners.

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 140 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

Our work spans the entire coast and involves dozens of conservation projects at any given time. Here’s more information about some projects currently underway:

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