Farming with Climate Change in Mind
How we’re utilizing regenerative farming practice to mitigate climate change impacts at our agricultural preserves in Rockport.
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.
Love of Place
“This place, and the people who also call this place home, made me who I am and instilled in me a desire to care for this land and the lives and livelihoods it supports. For me, that’s what conservation is all about.”
In My Words, Maggie Cozens, Southern Maine Outreach Coordinator
Our new Southern Maine Outreach Coordinator is excited to bring her skillset and outdoor educational experience to this new position at MCHT.
In My Words, Zhenya Mikha, Teen Ag Crew Alum
Zhenya Mikha spends formative years on the Teen Ag Crew at Erickson Fields, fostering an interest in conservation and studying ecology and psychology.
Birth of a New Era at Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields
Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields require much-needed investment to make them safer, more efficient, and more inclusive community preserves. How do we extend access to the special experiences they offer?
Cherished Land Becomes an Open Classroom
MCHT collaborates with The Community School to protect important habitat and create permanent outdoor education space on Mount Desert Island.
In My Words, Renee Duncan, Stone Barn Farm Steward & Outreach Manager, MDI
Meet Renee Duncan, MCHT’s Stone Barn Farm Steward & Outreach Manager on Mount Desert Island.
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.
Friendly Neighborhood Thissells
“Neighborhood.” When you think about your neighborhood, you might be thinking about the people that live down the street or across the road. For Nature Bum, Kirk Gentalen, the word “neighborhood” extends beyond people. But, every once in a while, Kirk finds himself enjoying time with his human-neighbors. And even considers them friends!
Fun opportunity alert!
Fun opportunity alert! You can help your favorite Downeast nonprofit receive a share of $100,000 in grant funds from Machias Savings Bank! We’re pleased to see so many of our amazing partners on the list! Make one pick a day through March 4 and help make a difference for this special part of the coast.
Creating Common Ground
MCHT helped conserve a few downtown acres in Milbridge in 2017. Four years later, this land has been transformed into the Milbridge Commons Wellness Park—a place where people can walk by the water, play, and pick free produce.
Meeting People Where They Are
MCHT is teaming up with partners in the Midcoast to provide food grown on conserved land for share tables at community centers like libraries, churches, and doctors offices.
Sheep Island Stays Open
With the conservation of Sheep Island, MCHT offers a trio of great island preserves in Owls Head.
Maine Beer Company Announces Little Whaleboat Island Beer
Maine Beer Company releases Little Whaleboat IPA to support Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s effort to protect three Casco Bay islands.
On the Mission
MCHT President Tim Glidden reflects on our mission and how our organization has adapted to meet that mission in a changing world.