About MCHT

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Internship Program

The Richard G. Rockefeller Conservation Internship Program was created to pair college students with host conservation organizations; it offers interns paid experience in conservation while providing host organizations assistance with their seasonal work. Our hope is that this mutually beneficial experience will have a lasting impact on the future of land conservation in Maine.

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Celebrating Tim Glidden’s Career in Conservation

On the eve of Tim Glidden’s retirement from Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Tom Armstrong, the chair of MCHT’s board of directors, sits down with Tim to discuss his hopes and dreams for the future of the Maine coast and Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

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The Seal Cove Pond Fishways Project

Maine Coast Heritage Trust has been conserving land in the Seal Cove Pond area for decades. Now, we’re turning our attention to restoring fish passage from Seal Cove to Seal Cove Pond.

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Maine Coast Sojourn

In the summer of 2019, Timothy P. Wilson reached out to MCHT with the idea to make paintings inspired by conserved lands.

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Bagaduce Fishway Project: Walker Pond

Come see the work done last summer at the Mill Pond at Walker Pond outlet in Brooksville.

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Conserving Maine’s Coast: From a Ripple to a Roar

Maine’s coast, full of inviting beaches, snug harbors, bold cliffs, sheltered bays, jagged peninsulas, and tidal estuaries, runs a remarkable 3,500 miles long. This film explores the complex efforts of protecting fragile habitats and threatened ecosystems, while preserve the coast’s astounding beauty and unique places for recreation.

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Where the Land Meets the Sea

“I grew up learning how to canoe down tidal rivers, how to dive under a wave, how to reach into tide pools to find moon snails I could put my lips to and hum.”

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MCHT: 50 Years Conserving the Maine Coast

MCHT is celebrating 50 years of keeping the coast Maine. See the story of conservation accomplishments and the vision for continuing the work.

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The Bagaduce Fishways Project

MCHT has been partnering with the town of Penobscot and people like fisheries activist Bailey Bowden to protect and restore the Bagaduce River and bring back alewives to this coastal watershed.

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Maine Coast Heritage Trust: Keeping the Coast Maine

What kind of coast will we leave to future generations? In this short video, a woman reflects on this question and offers a hopeful vision for the future.

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Keep the Coast Maine

Maine Coast Heritage Trust works to Keep the Coast Open, Wild, Working, Heathy….to Keep the Coast Maine.

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Why Land Trusts Matter to Mainers

David Trahan, director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, speaks to the importance of land conservation in sustaining the tradition of hunting in Maine.

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MCHT and Telling Room Collaboration

In the summer of 2017, we collaborated with Portland-based nonprofit The Telling Room to bring young writers out to the Goslings to experience wild Casco Bay and write about what they felt and saw.

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Restoring Rivers in Downeast Maine

We’re working to protect and restore Maine’s coastal rivers, creating recreational and economic opportunities and bringing more life back to the Gulf of Maine.

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Youth Education at MCHT

MCHT Preserves are places which provide unique learning opportunities. Find out how Regional Steward Billy Helprin coordinates MCHT’s “Kids Can Grow” program on Mount Desert Island.

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Stewardship at MCHT

Travel with the stewardship crew to Marshall Island and Malaga Island and learn how MCHT cares for our preserves and welcomes visitors.