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Videos from the Coast

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

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Babson Creek Learning Forest

The Babson Creek Learning forest is an ecologically important expanse of woodlands, home to wildlife, wetlands, and vernal pools—it’s also a natural extension of The Community School, a permanent outdoor education space on Mount Desert Island.

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MCHT: 50 Years Conserving the Maine Coast

MCHT is celebrating 50 years of keeping the coast Maine. See the story of conservation accomplishments and the vision for continuing the work.

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The Bagaduce Fishways Project

MCHT has been partnering with the town of Penobscot and people like fisheries activist Bailey Bowden to protect and restore the Bagaduce River and bring back alewives to this coastal watershed.

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Maine Coast Heritage Trust: Keeping the Coast Maine

What kind of coast will we leave to future generations? In this short video, a woman reflects on this question and offers a hopeful vision for the future.

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Keep the Coast Maine

Maine Coast Heritage Trust works to Keep the Coast Open, Wild, Working, Heathy….to Keep the Coast Maine.

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Why Land Trusts Matter to Mainers

David Trahan, director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, speaks to the importance of land conservation in sustaining the tradition of hunting in Maine.

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MCHT and Telling Room Collaboration

In the summer of 2017, we collaborated with Portland-based nonprofit The Telling Room to bring young writers out to the Goslings to experience wild Casco Bay and write about what they felt and saw.

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Restoring Rivers in Downeast Maine

We’re working to protect and restore Maine’s coastal rivers, creating recreational and economic opportunities and bringing more life back to the Gulf of Maine.

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Youth Education at MCHT

MCHT Preserves are places which provide unique learning opportunities. Find out how Regional Steward Billy Helprin coordinates MCHT’s “Kids Can Grow” program on Mount Desert Island.

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Stewardship at MCHT

Travel with the stewardship crew to Marshall Island and Malaga Island and learn how MCHT cares for our preserves and welcomes visitors.

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Whole Place Protection: Merchant Row, Penobscot Bay

We use the term Whole Place to describe natural areas with a critical and intangible quality of integrity. Learn more about our work to protect Whole Places.

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Getting out on the Coast: Fields Trips and Nature Walks

We love to bring people out on the coast to experience MCHT conserved lands, and every year offer a series of field trips and events to connect people to the land. 

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Building and Improving Trail Access on Conserved Land

MCHT is committed to creating unique and lasting experiences for those getting out on the coast, and one way we do that is by creating and maintaining trails for people to enjoy.