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150,000acres conserved
322coastal islands protected
81miles of trail
129preserves

What We're Working On Now

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

Announcing Winners of the 2017 Wild Maine Coast Photo Contest

View the winning photos and some (of the many!) runners-up.
Thank you to all who participated! Your photos remind us how important it is to conserve the best of this spectacular coast while we still can.

Photo of the new MVHT Preserve Guide

Give to Conserve the Coast

Your gifts to Maine Coast Heritage Trust help conserve land from Kittery to Lubec, create more public access to the coast, and forge connections between people and the natural world. Beyond giving back to the coast you love, when you donate to MCHT you receive:

  • A preserve guide highlighting some of the MCHT staff’s favorite preserves along the coast
  • An annual discount for more than 50 field trips to unique and remote parts of the coast
  • Publications including Maine Heritage, a quarterly newsletter focused on conservation in the region you care most about

Stories from the Maine Coast

I Dream of Alewives

“What’s your dream?” That’s the question Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Senior Project Manager Ciona Ulbrich put to Bailey Bowden, head of the Penobscot Alewife Committee, the first time they met in March of 2015.

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You Otter Follow That Trail

When tracking the North American River Otter on the Maine coast, look out for latrines and belly slides.

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Get Out on the Maine Coast this Winter

MCHT wants to help you fend off cabin fever. Here are some great places to get outside on the coast in the wintertime.

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Maine Land Trust Program

Learn about the Maine Land Trust Network, a program of MCHT that builds and sustains the quality and effectiveness of land conservation organizations statewide, or find your local land trust.