Land Conservation and Climate Change
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.
Why We Support Replacing the Machias Dike
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.
“There’s more to this than just fisheries restoration”
“There’s more to this than just fisheries restoration. That’s the tip of the iceberg. It’s a social gain, an economic gain, ecologically, educational … I can’t do it alone, you can’t do it alone, MCHT can’t, but if we can get more people and more groups, that’s a bigger voice and it’s amazing what we…
Ice Is My Happy Place
Most ice skaters don’t quite understand why Kirk Gentalen spends so much time on the ice and so little in ice skates. But to Kirk, the magic of a frozen marsh goes beyond ice skating. The magic lies in the stories a frozen world can tell and the wildlife that lives in it!
Bringing Back Alewives to Seal Cove Pond
MCHT is fundraising for a one-of-a-kind project to improve fish passage at Seal Cove Pond on Mount Desert Island.
MCHT Helps Conserve 174 Acres Along the York River
In one of the most significant conservation projects in York’s history, MCHT helps protect coastal river frontage and secure public access to a beloved local sledding hill.
What Else Remains?
Essay by Franklin Burroughs, part of the Voices from the Coast project to celebrate people’s deep connection to the Maine coast and MCHT’s 50 years of land conservation.
Essay by Susan Hand Shetterly, 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.
Join In On #BillionsofFish Fun!
Mainers, it’s alewife time! Head to your local alewife stream and snap some wildlife pictures for Facebook and Instagram. Tag your photos #BillionsofFish to enter to win prizes from MCHT and partner organizations.
Jumpstarting the Effort to Protect and Restore Maine’s Coastal Rivers
An extraordinary, generous gift is realizing a more connected future for Maine’s coastal rivers.
Why Alewives Matter to MCHT
To protect the ecological value of conserved lands, we need to pay attention to the quality of the water running along their shores.
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.
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.
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.”