Stories about our work on climate change
In a changing climate, protecting connected woods and waters becomes increasingly important to help plants and animals survive.
How we’re utilizing regenerative farming practice to mitigate climate change impacts at our agricultural preserves in Rockport.
MCHT has been engaging in “natural climate solutions” for over fifty years, which is a critical component of the multi-faceted approach we must take to slow the rate of climate change and mitigate its impacts.
Over the past six years, Maine Coast Heritage Trust has worked with partners to complete 36 marsh protection projects from York to Washington counties, conserving a total of about 1,800 acres of marsh and upland buffers.
MCHT collaborates with The Community School to protect important habitat and create permanent outdoor education space on Mount Desert Island.
MCHT is working with marsh scientists and restoration specialists to improve water flow at a marsh formerly manipulated for salt hay farming. Learnings from this experience will be shared across the land trust community.
We have the opportunity to enhance recreational and commercial opportunities in the Machias area and the ecological health of the Middle River by improving fish passage and restoring 300 acres of salt marsh.
Protecting connected habitats is key to making the coast more resilient to climate change, and healthy, free-flowing rivers are among the most important types of connected habitats.
Our approach to managing invasive plants: know what invasive plants are present on a property, remove small to moderate infestations, respond immediately to new infestations, and monitor regularly.
MCHT President Tim Glidden reflects on our mission and how our organization has adapted to meet that mission in a changing world.
MCHT is fundraising for a one-of-a-kind project to improve fish passage at Seal Cove Pond on Mount Desert Island.
An extraordinary, generous gift is realizing a more connected future for Maine’s coastal rivers.
To protect the ecological value of conserved lands, we need to pay attention to the quality of the water running along their shores.
On MDI, MCHT is protecting critical wildlife and salt marsh habitat while working with local organization to create affordable workforce housing.
Conserving connected landscapes on 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.