While working for Maine Coast Heritage Trust in conserved bog lands in Washington County in the summer of 2021, graduate student Laura Hatmaker finds, to her astonishment, a rare butterfly that hadn’t been seen in that location since the 1990s.
MCHT President Tim Glidden reflects on our mission and how our organization has adapted to meet that mission in a changing world.
MCHT is fundraising for a one-of-a-kind project to improve fish passage at Seal Cove Pond on Mount Desert Island.
Maine Coast Heritage Trust is fundraising to permanently conserve Little Whaleboat, Nate, and Tuck islands in Casco Bay—to ensure people will always be able to access these special places.
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen loves winter, and so far the 2020 – 2021 hasn’t seen much snow and ice. But he’ll take what he can get and get out tracking when he can.
Essay by Megan Grumbling, 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.
In 2020, MCHT finished the seventh land protection project in seven years to create Long Point Preserve, a 180-acre preserve spanning most of a peninsula in Machiasport.
Recently conserved Seaduck Point Preserve got a clean up from local Beals Island students on an outing led by MCHT land steward Deirdre Whitehead.
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.
MCHT President Tim Glidden offers a vision of hope for the next 50 years of MCHT.
Small in acres, big in impact: a conservation project at Bailey’s Mistake in Lubec improves access for recreational and commercial use on the Bold Coast.
MCHT has acquired 120 acres of Clark Island to create a special new Midcoast preserve, but fundraising efforts still continue to support ongoing stewardship of the island.
In 2020, use of conserved land was up across the state. What did this mean for MCHT land stewards?
Essay by Deirdre Whitehead, 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 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.