Patience, Persistence, and Projects Completed
Donors help MCHT protect eight special places over several months
2018 Land Conference Breaks the Mold
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.
The “Land Trusts Work for Maine” Report
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.
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.
Trails Bring You to the Coast
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.
It Takes a Community to Keep a Land Trust Running
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.
An Open Letter to Future Land Stewards
“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.”
“My mother would be dancing”
Erickson Fields Preserve offers something you’re less and less likely to find in midcoast Maine: a broad swath of undeveloped land.
This Land is Your 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.
Harnessing the Power of the Land
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.
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.”
Record Crop at Erickson Fields
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.
Dr. Owen Grumbling Recognized with Espy Land Heritage Award
MCHT names Dr. Owen Grumbling as recipient of the 2015 Espy Land Heritage Award.
MCHT Summer Stewardship Crew Gears Up
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!
Lessons at Erickson Fields
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.