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.

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A Coastal Moment from East Penobscot Bay, Maine

As on most parts of the Maine coast, East Penobscot Bay has a patchwork of islands—some conserved, some not, all strikingly beautiful with a variety of shoreline, forest cover, anchorages and history. There’s a reason that the mid-coast area is considered one of the premier cruising grounds in the world.

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.

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

Reports find value in conserved land, and urge more protection

March 5, 2019

Catherine Schmitt

Island Institute

Land trusts to ask Brunswick for $150K in public funds to conserve Woodward Point

January 15, 2019

The Times Record

Land Conservation Task Force Releases Draft Recommendations for Public Comment

January 10, 2019

Maine Land Trust Network

Coastal Maine land trust reaches milestone in 1,500-acre conservation project

October 5, 2018

Lauren Abbate

Portland Press Herald

Why artist Eric Hopkins teamed with Sea Bags

September 10, 2018

Mary Pols

Portland Press Herald

Maine Coast Heritage Trust launches far-reaching $125M fundraising campaign

August 2, 2018

Laurie Schreiber


Largest Conservation Effort In Maine History Aims To Save The State’s Coast — And Its Culture

August 2, 2018

Patty Wight

Maine Public