Explore the Maine Coast
Maine Coast Heritage Trust is fundraising to permanently conserve Little Whaleboat, Nate, and Tuck islands in Casco Bay—to ensure people will always be able to access these special places.
A Maine-based painter explores and makes paintings inspired by MCHT preserves up and down the coast.
MCHT Land Steward Kirk Gentalen heads inland for a mushroom-filled trip to the top of Mount Katahdin.
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen explores his local creek one August day and finds a wide variety of cool critters.
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen has been enjoying the sights on St. George’s Clark Island Preserve this summer—particularly the butterflies.
Essay and photo by Ben Cosgrove, part of the Voices from the Coast project to celebrate peoples’ deep connection to the Maine coast and MCHT’s 50 years of land conservation.
MCHT Public Policy Manager Jeff Romano and his son make the trek from MCHT’s Erickson Fields Preserve to Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s Beech Hill Preserve.
Soon after moving to Owls Head, Dave Waddell found and fell for Monroe Island Preserve. Here he shares what he loves about it.
While practicing social distancing, you can get outside and enjoy the health benefits—both physical and mental—of MCHT’s public preserves.
MCHT, the town of St. George, and Georges River Land Trust come together to protect special places in the midcoast for the public to enjoy.
Woodward Point Preserve in Brunswick is now open and ready for visitors! Have you been yet?
The September 2019 issue of Down East magazine has a special feature about how land conservation keeps Maine a birding mecca.
Every spring, bird and mammal populations swell. But as the summer goes on, populations dwindle. What’s this about?
MCHT Land Steward Kirk Gentalen falls for Maine’s native flowers—and tells you all about some of his favorites.
When songbirds migrate through Maine in the spring, you better believe MCHT steward Kirk Gentalen is outside listening and looking for warblers.
When Melissa Lee joined MCHT’s stewardship staff in 1999, she also began a program—The Lubec Outing Club—to get local kids outside. Twenty years later, it’s still going strong.