For Love of the Coast
Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s year-round staff is made up of 54 people with one thing in common: we love the Maine coast.
“What’s your dream?” That’s the question Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Senior Project Manager Ciona Ulbrich put to Bailey Bowden, head of the Penobscot Alewife Committee, the first time they met in March of 2015.
When tracking the North American River Otter on the Maine coast, look out for latrines and belly slides.
MCHT wants to help you fend off cabin fever. Here are some great places to get outside on the coast in the wintertime.
Curious about the bushes blazing red on Maine roadsides in late fall and the birds that feast on the berries?
Learn something new about Maine mushrooms with “looks that kill” and have a laugh while you’re at it…
Working along Maine’s nearly 5,000 miles of shoreline, we get to know the unique character of every bay. Muscongus, between John’s Bay and Penobscot Bay, is especially mercurial.
Tim Glidden, President of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, says conservation is about more than protecting land—it’s about holding open the door to experiences in nature that shape and connect us across time.
Abundant runs of river herring (blueback herring and alewives) once turned Washington County’s Orange River into “a miracle of water and life.”
With striking sunsets, soaring bald eagles, and lounging seals there is something around every corner of Vinalhaven for even the most casual observers. Since 2007, MCHT Steward Kirk Gentalen has been collecting and showcasing these observations on a community supported nature blog.
This fall, MCHT partnered with three experiential learning school programs at our Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport. The collaboration proved fruitful for eight young gardeners eager to engage with nature, serve their community, and attain personal, educational goals.
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.