This year, Maine Coast Heritage Trust thought it was time to hit the pause button, to look closely at and think deeply and strategically about the land conservation movement and where it goes from here.
In 2017, Maine Land Trust Network conducted a survey to learn more about the impact of land conservation on Maine communities. The results blew us away.
“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.
Maine Coast Heritage Trust thinks about trails and stone staircases and how to keep your feet dry on a wet walk through the woods so that you don’t have to.
I had no idea that my appreciation for land trusts would grow significantly—not only from learning about the stewardship aspect, but the community aspect as well.
“I applied for Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Conservation Internship thinking that this experience was going to be something that I would be very comfortable with and do with ease. But in the first week working at Mahoosuc Land Trust, I realized that I had a lot to learn.”
Erickson Fields Preserve offers something you’re less and less likely to find in midcoast Maine: a broad swath of undeveloped land.
It takes a lot for Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) to take care of its conserved land—and that’s not all stewards do.
Around a bend on Mount Desert Island’s Tremont Road, the view opens up suddenly and spectacularly to reveal MCHT’s Kelley Farm Preserve, ten acres of protected meadowland on Cousins Creek overlooking the mountains of Acadia National Park.
Abundant runs of river herring (blueback herring and alewives) once turned Washington County’s Orange River into “a miracle of water and life.”
In 2015, MCHT’s Teen Ag Crew set a new production record at Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport, shattering last year’s total with a 76% increase.
MCHT names Dr. Owen Grumbling as recipient of the 2015 Espy Land Heritage Award.
This year we welcome 7 summer staff (in addition to our summer help at Aldermere Farm) to help our Regional Stewards keep Maine’s coast beautiful and accessible. If you’re visiting an MCHT Preserve this summer, and see a hard-working steward, say hi and thank them for their good work!
This fall, MCHT partnered with three experiential learning school programs at our Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport. The collaboration proved fruitful for eight young gardeners eager to engage with nature, serve their community, and attain personal, educational goals.
With support from donors to its recent Mount Desert Island Land Conservation Initiative, MCHT purchased the property from the Kelley family who have lived there for over half a century.
An overview of the cultural and natural history of Malaga Island, a 42-acre island in the New Meadows River that was home to a mixed-race community evicted by the state of Maine in 1912.