About MCHT

Bagaduce Fishway Project: Walker Pond

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Whole Place Protection: Merchant Row, Penobscot Bay

We use the term Whole Place to describe natural areas with a critical and intangible quality of integrity. Learn more about our work to protect Whole Places.

Getting out on the Coast: Fields Trips and Nature Walks

We love to bring people out on the coast to experience MCHT conserved lands, and every year offer a series of field trips and events to connect people to the land. 

Building and Improving Trail Access on Conserved Land

MCHT is committed to creating unique and lasting experiences for those getting out on the coast, and one way we do that is by creating and maintaining trails for people to enjoy.