Old Pond Marsh

"You feel the power of the tides on this place."

Meet Tatia Bauer, regional steward on Mount Desert Island.

Historically, Old Pond Marsh was farmed for salt hay. Agricultural legacies left on the marsh cause unwanted pooling, which over time led to the loss of marsh vegetation. Research collected from Old Pond Marsh will help inform a plan to connect existing channels, allow the pools to drain, and encourage revegetation.

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MCHT is a nonprofit land conservation organization protecting and caring for vital lands on the coast of Maine. Through the generosity of donors, we've been able to protect over 170,000 acres and 330 islands, including over 150 public preserves.

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