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 Lampson Preserve, Castine and Penobscot, Maine

Despite its small size, the 21-acre Lampson Preserve in Castine and Penobscot offers many wildlife viewing opportunities and a quiet picnic spot along the banks of the Bagaduce River.

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.

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

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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

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The Ellsworth American

Clark Island conservation effort completed

July 7, 2020

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Knox Village Soup

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

June 15, 2020

Maureen Milliken

Mainebiz

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

Mainebiz

Brooksville’s Bakeman Beach Preserved for Public Use

January 29, 2020

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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