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.
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.
Travel with the stewardship crew to Marshall Island and Malaga Island and learn how MCHT cares for our preserves and welcomes visitors.
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.
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.
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.
MCHT is about protecting the character of Maine for future generations. Nowhere is that more true than on Mount Desert Island, where MCHT was founded in 1970.
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).