About MCHT

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.

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.”

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.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust: Keeping the Coast Maine

This short video showcases the work of Maine Coast Heritage Trust in communities up and down the Maine Coast.

Keep the Coast Maine

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

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.

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.

Land Conservation at MCHT

Working with a committed landowner, the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the University of Maine, MCHT helped conserve a culturally significant peninsula in East Machias.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust: The First Forty Years

In 1970, while witnessing dramatic changes to the Maine Coast, co-founders Peggy Rockefeller and Tom Cabot joined together to form Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT). By 2010,  MCHT had helped to conserve more than 135,000 acres of land, including 290 entire coastal islands. Maine Coast Heritage Trust had also become a leader within the greater…