Stories about our work with coastal communities
Creating More Public Access to the Bold Coast
Small in acres, big in impact: a conservation project at Bailey’s Mistake in Lubec improves access for recreational and commercial use on the Bold Coast.
Conserved Land Helps Feed a Community
At Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields, Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s agricultural preserves in Rockport, the land is feeding the Midcoast community.
A Conversation on Land Conservation with Donald Soctomah
This interview with Donald Soctomah, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Passamaquoddy Tribe, is 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.
Conserving a Trail One Step at a Time
The story of how MCHT, Coastal Mountains Land Trust, and other partners worked together to protect and connect Rockport’s Beech Hill and Erickson Fields Preserves.
Life at the Farm
Aldermere Farm’s General Manager Heidi Baker offers an update from Aldermere Farm in the midst of COVID-19 and calving season.
Brooksville’s Bakeman Beach has Public Access Guaranteed
MCHT works with the community of Brooksville to protect public access to a local beach
Land Conservation Plays a Role in Addressing Hunger
MCHT is partnering with the newly formed Knox County Gleaners and other organizations to get healthy food in the hands of those who need it.
500 Acres Conserved in Rockport and Hope
Coastal Mountains Land Trust makes strides in the Round the Mountain conservation effort, with support from the Land for Maine’s Future program, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and the Maine Water Company.
Community Celebration at Sipp Bay
MCHT hosted a clam bake at Sipp Bay Preserve to celebrate and thank supporters, volunteers, partners, and the local community.
Meet Erin Rollins, 4-H Alumna and Future Vet
Erin shares what she learned through Farm Hands and 4-H at Aldermere Farm Preserve and how these programs set her on the path towards becoming a veterinarian.
Aldermere Farm Celebrates 20 Years as an MCHT Preserve
20 years ago, Albert Chatfield Jr. bequeathed his saltwater farm and world-class herd of Belted Galloways to MCHT, and so many have given to make it what it is today.
20 Years Bringing Lubec School Kids Outside
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.
Sacred Land Conserved by Indigenous Nonprofit
85 acres along the Penobscot River now comprise Nibezun, a cultural center promoting healing and sustainability
Farming from Tanzania to Maine
MCHT Teen Ag crew member tells of her experience growing food for her community at Erickson Fields Preserve
A Community Embraces Sears Island
Years ago MCHT helped conserve much of Sears Island; today the Friends of Sears Island are bringing it to life