News, Publications, and Videos

Here you’ll find the latest in MCHT’s land conservation news, tips for exploring the coast, dispatches from field staff, and more.

Tour a preserve, learn from a land steward, or enjoy calming coastal moments.

A Coastal Moment from Pierce Pond, Penobscot, Maine

Pierce Pond is part of the Bagaduce River watershed, the largest freshwater wetlands complex on the Blue Hill Peninsula. Over the past several years, MCHT has worked with partners to restore the watershed and enhance fish passage for alewives.

Maine Heritage Newsletters

Twice a year, we publish three editions of the Maine Heritage newsletter. The Coast-wide edition highlights noteworthy land conservation projects throughout the state while the Midcoast and Downeast versions focus in on those respective regions.

MCHT Annual Reports

At the end of each year, we look back on the conservation successes donors made possible.

Students early visitors to new preserve on Beals Island

October 20, 2020

Nancy Beal

Machias Valley News Observer

Gift of land expands Witherle Woods Preserve

September 3, 2020


Castine Patriot

Experience the beauty of Maine’s Bold Coast at Boot Head

August 21, 2020

Aislinn Sarnacki

Bangor Daily News

Project aims to restore fish passage to river

August 9, 2020


The Ellsworth American

Clark Island conservation effort completed

July 7, 2020


Knox Village Soup

As sea levels rise, land trust puts marshes on spending list for capital campaign

June 15, 2020

Maureen Milliken


How to avoid overcrowded trails and campsites in Maine

June 10, 2020

Aislinn Sarnacki

Bangor Daily News

Alewives appear to be abundant in local waters

May 28, 2020

Eli Forman

Castine Patriot

Maine Coast Heritage Trust Celebrates 50th Anniversary And Completion Of A $125M Campaign

March 1, 2020

Susan Sharon

Maine Public

Coastal access, climate change key as Maine Coast Heritage Trust turns 50

February 6, 2020

Maureen Milliken


Brooksville’s Bakeman Beach Preserved for Public Use

January 29, 2020


The Ellsworth American

Trust now owns Stone Barn Farm

January 23, 2020

Dick Broom

Mount Desert Islander

New Pier Will Ensure Public Access to this Coastal Town’s Harbor

January 17, 2020

Lauren Abbate

Bangor Daily News

Maine Employees of Woodard & Curran Choose MCHT to Receive $2,500 Grant

January 8, 2020

Woodard & Curran

Woodard & Curran

Lookout Rock Preserve ‘small gem’ in Brooksville

November 7, 2019

Anne Berleant

The Weekly Packet

Conserving Maine’s Islands: What’s Being Done to Protect Maine Islands from Climate Change & Threats

November 6, 2019

Cindy Han

Maine Public

If you’re looking for a new hunting spot, consider Maine’s conserved lands

October 16, 2019

John Holyoke

Bangor Daily News

Land trusts celebrate the opening and conservation of Brunswick’s Woodward Point

September 30, 2019

Hannah LaClaire

The Times Record

Your Land: Traveling at Woodward Point Preserve

September 20, 2019

Sandy Stott

Times Record

Federal government donates $1 million toward Clark Island protection, a Maine Coast Heritage Trust project

May 8, 2019

Penobscot Bay Pilot