MCHT Land Steward Kirk Gentalen heads inland for a mushroom-filled trip to the top of Mount Katahdin.
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen explores his local creek one August day and finds a wide variety of cool critters.
Essay and photo by Ben Cosgrove, part of the Voices from the Coast project to celebrate peoples’ deep connection to the Maine coast and MCHT’s 50 years of land conservation.
MCHT Public Policy Manager Jeff Romano and his son make the trek from MCHT’s Erickson Fields Preserve to Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s Beech Hill Preserve.
The story of how MCHT, Coastal Mountains Land Trust, and other partners worked together to protect and connect Rockport’s Beech Hill and Erickson Fields Preserves.
Twenty years ago, MCHT projects and partner projects made up roughly 10% of the total number of publicly accessible shore sites along the coast of Maine. Today, land trusts own and manage 46% of those sites.
In March of 2020, the Hartline sons and their families gifted the Old Point property in Lamoine to Maine Coast Heritage Trust to own and manage as a public preserve.
Soon after moving to Owls Head, Dave Waddell found and fell for Monroe Island Preserve. Here he shares what he loves about it.
In his ongoing salamander egg studies, MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen learns about the super special algae that turns salamander eggs green.
Poem by Carol Dana, part of the Voices from the Coast project to celebrate peoples’ deep connection to the Maine coast and MCHT’s 50 years of land conservation.
A frequent visitor to Maine Coast Heritage Trust preserves tells us why Harriman Point in Brooklin is his favorite.
Rather than traveling far afield to spot wildlife this spring, Kirk is sticking to his hood for the greater good. But still, there’s plenty to see—from muskrats to woodpeckers to spotted salamander egg masses.
Poem by Samaa Abdurraqib, part of the Voices from the Coast project to celebrate peoples’ deep connection to the Maine coast and MCHT’s 50 years of land conservation.
MCHT land steward Kirk Gentalen is on the lookout for the harbinger of mid-late early spring (yes that’s confusing) and finds it in spermatophores.
While practicing social distancing, you can get outside and enjoy the health benefits—both physical and mental—of MCHT’s public preserves.
Coastal Mountains Land Trust makes strides in the Round the Mountain conservation effort, with support from the Land for Maine’s Future program, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and the Maine Water Company.