Ecology & Wildlife
It takes a lot for Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) to take care of its conserved land—and that’s not all stewards do.
Maine’s Schoodic Peninsula is one of only two places on the East Coast (the other is also in Maine) where inland forest stretches to the coast in a contiguous, unbroken line.
National Audubon has donated a 280-acre conservation easement on their Hog Island Sanctuary in Bremen to MCHT. This iconic Midcoast Maine island has been a hub for birders and naturalists for nearly a century.
Abundant runs of river herring (blueback herring and alewives) once turned Washington County’s Orange River into “a miracle of water and life.”
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!
In partnership with Georges River Land Trust and the Maine Department of Island Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Coast Heritage Trust is leading an effort to conserve 238 acres on the lower Weskeag.
With striking sunsets, soaring bald eagles, and lounging seals there is something around every corner of Vinalhaven for even the most casual observers. Since 2007, MCHT Steward Kirk Gentalen has been collecting and showcasing these observations on a community supported nature blog.