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 Aldermere Farm, Rockport, Maine

Aldermere Farm Preserve in Rockport is famous for its Belted Galloway herd, but its also home to beautiful Lily Pond at the foot of the Camden Hills. 

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.

Voices from the Coast

A collection of artwork and words by photographers, painters, poets, and more in celebration of MCHT’s 50th anniversary and the Maine coast we work together to protect.

MCHT Annual Reports

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

Access isn’t always guaranteed on Maine’s privately owned land, even if it existed before

April 12, 2021

Abigail Curtis

Bangor Daily News

Woodworth Preserve offers beauty along Downeast coast

January 31, 2021

Carey Kish

Portland Press Herald

Coming to a Living Room Near You: Ten Short Films That’ll Get You Out of Your Living Room

January 13, 2021

Rob Caldwell

News Center Maine

Maine Coast Heritage Trust leads major conservation effort in Yarmouth

December 31, 2020

Brielle Hardy

Portland Press Herald

The pandemic upended Mainers’ lives. So they headed to the great outdoors

December 25, 2020

Aislinn Sarnaki

Bangor Daily News

Cheap Dates: Hey college kids, take a magical mystery tour through Erickson’s Fields Story Walk

November 21, 2020

Kay Stephens

Penobscot Bay Pilot

Putting the Garden to Bed for Winter

November 2, 2020

Sarah Hinckley

Mount Desert Islander

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