Stories from the Coast
Here you’ll find the latest in MCHT’s land conservation news, tips for exploring the coast, dispatches from field staff, and more.
“Writing the Land is an attempt to honor nature and our relationship with it in a way that is as equitable and transparent as it is deep and entangled. We intend to be as inclusive—to humans and places—as we hope the mantle of protection that land trusts offer can be.”
With support from donors to its recent Mount Desert Island Land Conservation Initiative, MCHT purchased the property from the Kelley family who have lived there for over half a century.
This fall Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Regional Steward Melissa Lee joined Lubec Outing Club members on foot and by bike, as they played outdoors and explored their rugged coastline.
Thanks to a generous donation, Pond Island is now a MCHT preserve that offers visitors spectacular views in all directions–from Mount Desert Island to Isle au Haut.
By Tim Garrity, Historian, Mount Desert Island Historical Society The Geologic Era The Stone Barn stands on ground molded and carved more than 10,000 years ago by a massive glacier that descended from the northwest. It is hard to imagine the enormity of this frozen force, a mile-high expanse of ice so heavy that it…
An overview of the cultural and natural history of Malaga Island, a 42-acre island in the New Meadows River that was home to a mixed-race community evicted by the state of Maine in 1912.