Sheep Island is conserved!
Thanks to the generosity of donors, in 2021 we successfully completed the campaign to conserve Sheep Island.
We’re so excited to add Sheep Island to our suite of existing Penobscot Bay island preserves, including nearby Monroe Island Preserve and Ash Island Preserve.
We’re currently in the process of getting to know the island, including the plants and animals who live here, and also connecting with the people who know and care about this place. You are welcome to visit Sheep Island, but please do so with a light touch as we develop our official visitor guidelines and a draft management plan.
If you have questions or suggestions, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact Regional Steward Manager Amanda Devine at or 207-522-8555.
We were blown away by the support for this beloved island and all the people who came together to make this conservation effort a success—thank you! MCHT is now working to conserve dozens more incredible places like Sheep island up and down the coast. Make a gift today to join the effort!