MCHT In the News

Read up on some of the latest stories about our conservation work! As you’ll quickly learn – partnership is key to everything we do.

Town, land trust to seek housing solutions

October 19, 2022

Letitia Baldwin

Ellsworth America

The first Maine accessibility workshop for land trust

October 10, 2022

Kodichi Lawrence

Wabi5

Grassroots movement seeks to make hiking trails more accessible to all

September 23, 2022

Jennifer Rooks

PBS News

A Paddler’s Paradise

September 21, 2022

Adrienne Perron

Down East Magazine

What Will Maine’s Forests Look Like in 100 Years

August 28, 2022

Tom Atwell

Kennebec Journal

New Maine Coast Heritage Trust leader settles into role

August 25, 2022

John Terhune

Times Record

Community Food Processing Hub Will Boost Midcoast Food Security and Farm Businesses

August 1, 2022

Henry Trotter

Maine Farmland Trust

Island swimming hole: Cool off in a quarry in Stonington Harbor

July 20, 2022

Shannon Bryan

Portland Pheonix

‘A Watershed Moment: A Story About People, Fish, and the Water That Connects Them’ comes to Blue Hill

July 8, 2022

Bangor Daily News

MCHT continues upgrades to Stone Barn Farm

July 1, 2022

Mount Desert Islander

Bar Harbor Farm works toward sustainability

June 23, 2022

Ninah Rein

Mount Desert Islander

The property gold rush is making it harder for conservation groups to acquire land

June 20, 2022

Ethan Genter

Bangor Daily News

Local filmmaker’s movie about alewives debuts in Penobscot

May 26, 2022

David Avery

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Aldermere Farm hosts Calf Unveiling Day

May 12, 2022

Holly Vanorse Spicer

The Camden Herald

Maine Coast Heritage Trust sets $3M fundraising goal to support midcoast farms

May 10, 2022

Maine Biz

Aldermere Farm celebrates Calf Unveiling Day, May 7

May 5, 2022

Pen Bay Pilot

MCHT launches $3M campaign for Rockport farm preserve

May 4, 2022

Sean Murphy

Spectrum News

Maine land trust wants to raise $3 million for improvements at Rockport preserves

May 3, 2022

Lauren Abbate

Bangor Daily News

Celebrate World Fish Migration Day with a paddle on the Sheepscot River

April 27, 2022

Penobscot Bay Pilot

Bird walk offered at Erickson Fields Preserve

April 25, 2022

Community Happenings

The Camden Herald

‘The Modern Birder: An Introduction to Birding Applications’ in Bath

April 24, 2022

Riley Harris

Wiscasset Newspaper

Guided bird walk at Erickson Fields Preserve, May 28

April 23, 2022

Penobscot Bay Pilot

Gardening our way to greater community resilience

April 22, 2022

Marina Schauffler

The Maine Monitor

Aldermere Farms Celebrates Calf Unveiling Day

April 19, 2022

Penobscot Bay Pilot

UMaine announces commencement speakers for May 6–8 ceremonies

April 19, 2022

Margaret Nagle

University of Maine

MCHT welcomes new staff at Aldermere Farm, Erickson Fields Preserve

April 18, 2022

Penobscot Bay Pilot

Frenchman Bay Conservancy acquires 645 acres for wildlife corridor

April 15, 2022

Rebecca Alley

The Ellsworth America

Maine Coast Heritage Trust names Jerry Bley as recipient of the 2022 Espy Land Heritage Award

April 4, 2022

The Portland Press Herald

Maine Coast Heritage Trust names Bley as recipient of the 2022 Espy Land Heritage Award

April 1, 2022

BDN Community

News

After buying long-desired land for conservation, Brunswick plans next steps

January 19, 2022

John Terhune

Coastal Journal

Effort to preserve Cousins River Fields and Marsh hits major milestone

January 19, 2022

Sean Stackhouse

News Center Maine

Maine nonprofit buys another island for public access in 2022

December 27, 2021

Dennis Hoey

The Sun Journal

Land conservation success stories dotted the state this year

December 26, 2021

Deirdre Fleming

The Portland Press Herald

Newly conserved island is final piece of Owls Head’s effort to increase coastal access

December 24, 2021

Lauren Abbate

Bangor Daily News

Land trust acquires 1,700 acres next to Acadia National Park

December 20, 2021

Bill Trotter

Bangor Daily News

Maine Coast Heritage Trust conserves 1,700 acres on Schoodic Peninsula

December 20, 2021

Susan Sharon

Maine Public

Projects ease path for alewives to reach freshwater to spawn

December 12, 2021

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CTPost

With longtime leader retiring after raising $130M, land trust names new CEO

December 6, 2021

Peter Van Allen

Mainebiz

Maine Coast Heritage Trust president to retire

December 3, 2021

Staff

Ellsworth American

Alewives’ arduous journey to Maine spawning ground just got easier

November 30, 2021

Ethan Genter

Bangor Daily News

Cousins River marshland moves closer to conservation

October 26, 2021

Rachel Vitello

The Northern Forecaster

Brooksville has a new spot to learn about watersheds and fish passage

October 14, 2021

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The Weekly Packet

Stakeholders find common vision for Machias dike

October 13, 2021

Sarah Craighead Dedmon

The Working Waterfront

Land trust reaches deal to buy coastal mountain in Hancock County

September 28, 2021

Bill Trotter

Bangor Daily News

Seal Cove fishway improvements planned for next season

September 27, 2021

Ethan Genter

Mount Desert Islander

Land Purchase Permanently Conserves 13,500 Acres in Downeast Maine

September 16, 2021

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The Nature Conservancy

Two artists show paintings from their time in the wilds of Maine

September 13, 2021

Bob Keyes

The Portland Press Herald

Hiking in Maine: A hiker’s guide to some great island adventures along Maine’s coast

September 5, 2021

Carey Kish

The Portland Press Herald

Snow’s Cove Road reopens to traffic

August 26, 2021

Jeffrey B. Roth

The Weekly Packet

To the Editor: Salmon farm incompatibility

August 24, 2021

Tim Glidden

Mount Desert Islander

Town, local groups envision dike replacement possibility

August 24, 2021

Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Machias Valley News Observer

Conservation groups look to raise funds for accessible outdoor recreation trail in brunswick

August 23, 2021

C. Thacher Carter

The Times Record

Sedgwick culvert project back on after rain delays

August 5, 2021

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The Ellsworth American

Beer fuels donation to preserve Casco Bay Island

July 30, 2021

Don Carrigan

News Center Maine

Campaign to to preserve island off Harpswell gets $50,000 gift

July 26, 2021

Tux Turkel

The Portland Press Herald

With Little Whaleboat a Wild Island Preserve is Forming in Casco Bay

July 18, 2021

Tux Turkel

The Portland Press Herald

Conservation groups discuss spending plans for new ‘Land for Maine’s Future Program’ funds

July 15, 2021

Don Carrigan

News Center Maine

The pandemic fueled a hiking boom but there are still places to avoid a crowd on the trail

July 4, 2021

Deirdre Fleming

The Portland Press Herald

Sedgwick fish passage restoration project improves roadway safety

July 1, 2021

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The Weekly Packet

Want to take better travel photos? Think like a landscape photographer

June 30, 2021

Katy Kelleher

National Geographic

Project looks to restore Seal Cove fishway

June 7, 2021

Ethan Genter

Mount Desert Islander

Celebrating PRIDE: LGBTQ+ and Allied Youth Art in Midcoast Maine

June 1, 2021

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Pen Bay Pilot

The Artist Painting Maine’s Coast

June 1, 2021

Katy Kelleher

Maine magazine

Bagaduce River watershed fishways project hits new milestone

May 18, 2021

Ethan Genter

The Ellsworth American

People & Business: May 12 – MCHT names Espy Land Heritage Award Recipient

May 12, 2021

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The Portland Press Herald

Access isn’t always guaranteed on Maine’s privately owned land, even if it existed before

April 12, 2021

Abigail Curtis

Bangor Daily News

Woodworth Preserve offers beauty along Downeast coast

January 31, 2021

Carey Kish

Portland Press Herald

Coming to a Living Room Near You: Ten Short Films That’ll Get You Out of Your Living Room

January 13, 2021

Rob Caldwell

News Center Maine

Maine Coast Heritage Trust leads major conservation effort in Yarmouth

December 31, 2020

Brielle Hardy

Portland Press Herald

The pandemic upended Mainers’ lives. So they headed to the great outdoors

December 25, 2020

Aislinn Sarnaki

Bangor Daily News

Cheap Dates: Hey college kids, take a magical mystery tour through Erickson’s Fields Story Walk

November 21, 2020

Kay Stephens

Penobscot Bay Pilot

Putting the Garden to Bed for Winter

November 2, 2020

Sarah Hinckley

Mount Desert Islander

Students early visitors to new preserve on Beals Island

October 20, 2020

Nancy Beal

Machias Valley News Observer

Gift of land expands Witherle Woods Preserve

September 3, 2020

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Castine Patriot

Experience the beauty of Maine’s Bold Coast at Boot Head

August 21, 2020

Aislinn Sarnacki

Bangor Daily News

Project aims to restore fish passage to river

August 9, 2020

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The Ellsworth American

Clark Island conservation effort completed

July 7, 2020

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Knox Village Soup

As sea levels rise, land trust puts marshes on spending list for capital campaign

June 15, 2020

Maureen Milliken

Mainebiz

How to avoid overcrowded trails and campsites in Maine

June 10, 2020

Aislinn Sarnacki

Bangor Daily News

Alewives appear to be abundant in local waters

May 28, 2020

Eli Forman

Castine Patriot

Maine Coast Heritage Trust Celebrates 50th Anniversary And Completion Of A $125M Campaign

March 1, 2020

Susan Sharon

Maine Public

Coastal access, climate change key as Maine Coast Heritage Trust turns 50

February 6, 2020

Maureen Milliken

Mainebiz

Brooksville’s Bakeman Beach Preserved for Public Use

January 29, 2020

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The Ellsworth American

Trust now owns Stone Barn Farm

January 23, 2020

Dick Broom

Mount Desert Islander

New Pier Will Ensure Public Access to this Coastal Town’s Harbor

January 17, 2020

Lauren Abbate

Bangor Daily News

Maine Employees of Woodard & Curran Choose MCHT to Receive $2,500 Grant

January 8, 2020

Woodard & Curran

Woodard & Curran

Lookout Rock Preserve ‘small gem’ in Brooksville

November 7, 2019

Anne Berleant

The Weekly Packet

Conserving Maine’s Islands: What’s Being Done to Protect Maine Islands from Climate Change & Threats

November 6, 2019

Cindy Han

Maine Public

If you’re looking for a new hunting spot, consider Maine’s conserved lands

October 16, 2019

John Holyoke

Bangor Daily News

Land trusts celebrate the opening and conservation of Brunswick’s Woodward Point

September 30, 2019

Hannah LaClaire

The Times Record

Your Land: Traveling at Woodward Point Preserve

September 20, 2019

Sandy Stott

Times Record

Federal government donates $1 million toward Clark Island protection, a Maine Coast Heritage Trust project

May 8, 2019

Penobscot Bay Pilot

Reports find value in conserved land, and urge more protection

March 5, 2019

Catherine Schmitt

Island Institute

Land trusts to ask Brunswick for $150K in public funds to conserve Woodward Point

January 15, 2019

The Times Record

Land Conservation Task Force Releases Draft Recommendations for Public Comment

January 10, 2019

Maine Land Trust Network

Coastal Maine land trust reaches milestone in 1,500-acre conservation project

October 5, 2018

Lauren Abbate

Portland Press Herald

Why artist Eric Hopkins teamed with Sea Bags

September 10, 2018

Mary Pols

Portland Press Herald

Maine Coast Heritage Trust launches far-reaching $125M fundraising campaign

August 2, 2018

Laurie Schreiber

Mainebiz

Largest Conservation Effort In Maine History Aims To Save The State’s Coast — And Its Culture

August 2, 2018

Patty Wight

Maine Public

A $125 Million Campaign Aims to Ensure Public Access to Maine’s Coast

August 2, 2018

Aislinn Sarnacki

Bangor Daily News