A Future for Jones Marsh
A creative conservation project on Mount Desert Island protects an important salt marsh and helps support the creation of much-needed workforce housing.
Introducing MCHT’s Newest, Largest Preserve: Rocky Lake
Rocky Lake is so remote you can skate across its frozen surface for miles without catching a glimpse of human life.
You Heard It Here First…
In 2016 MCHT protected 7.53 miles of shorefront and seven coastal islands with the help of thousands of generous donors.
“My mother would be dancing”
Erickson Fields Preserve offers something you’re less and less likely to find in midcoast Maine: a broad swath of undeveloped land.
Protecting the Wild Nature of the Schoodic Region
Maine’s Schoodic Peninsula is one of only two places on the East Coast (the other is also in Maine) where inland forest stretches to the coast in a contiguous, unbroken line.
Securing Public Access to Midcoast Island Sanctuary
National Audubon has donated a 280-acre conservation easement on their Hog Island Sanctuary in Bremen to MCHT. This iconic Midcoast Maine island has been a hub for birders and naturalists for nearly a century.
Public Access and Outdoor Programming Expanded
In 2015, Maine Coast Heritage Trust enhanced public access to conserved lands and expanded outdoor programming to enrich the lives and benefit the health of thousands of Mainers.
Help Protect High Island
MCHT has an opportunity to protect this scenic island centrally located between Long Cove and Tenants Harbor in Saint George.
State and Municipal Funds Bolster Coastal Land Conservation
2014 was a strong year for land conservation projects on Maine’s coast, many of which received funding from state and municipal sources. Projects ranged from protecting popular hunting and fishing areas, to expanding downtown riverfront access to ensuring scenic islands remain available to the public for outdoor exploration.