For Love of the Coast
In the calm between storms or wind bursts, these are the songbirds making a blessed racket as the Maine winter doldrums set in.
The “Land Trusts Work for Maine” Report
In 2017, Maine Land Trust Network conducted a survey to learn more about the impact of land conservation on Maine communities. The results blew us away.
Postcard Cheesy, But True
Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s year-round staff is made up of 54 people with one thing in common: we love the Maine coast.
I Dream of Alewives
“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.
You Otter Follow That Trail
When tracking the North American River Otter on the Maine coast, look out for latrines and belly slides.
Get Out on the Maine Coast this Winter
MCHT wants to help you fend off cabin fever. Here are some great places to get outside on the coast in the wintertime.
Bushes, Berries & the Birds that Eat Them
Curious about the bushes blazing red on Maine roadsides in late fall and the birds that feast on the berries?
I’m an Amanita Man
Learn something new about Maine mushrooms with “looks that kill” and have a laugh while you’re at it…
Experience the Moody Beauty of Muscongus Bay
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.
The Summer Sail I’ll Never Forget
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.
Restoring a Fishery Downeast
Abundant runs of river herring (blueback herring and alewives) once turned Washington County’s Orange River into “a miracle of water and life.”
Nature Blog Shares Stories
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.
Lessons at Erickson Fields
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.
Saltwater Farm in Bernard Conserved for Public Access
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.