Stories about our work on climate change
Saving Maine Marshes
Over the past six years, Maine Coast Heritage Trust has worked with partners to complete 36 marsh protection projects from York to Washington counties, conserving a total of about 1,800 acres of marsh and upland buffers.
Cherished Land Becomes an Open Classroom
MCHT collaborates with The Community School to protect important habitat and create permanent outdoor education space on Mount Desert Island.
Remaking Old Pond Marsh
MCHT is working with marsh scientists and restoration specialists to improve water flow at a marsh formerly manipulated for salt hay farming. Learnings from this experience will be shared across the land trust community.
Why We Support Replacing the Machias Dike
We have the opportunity to enhance recreational and commercial opportunities in the Machias area and the ecological health of the Middle River by improving fish passage and restoring 300 acres of salt marsh.
Why Rivers Matter in a Changing Climate
Protecting connected habitats is key to making the coast more resilient to climate change, and healthy, free-flowing rivers are among the most important types of connected habitats.
Invasive Plants and Why They Matter to MCHT
Our approach to managing invasive plants: know what invasive plants are present on a property, remove small to moderate infestations, respond immediately to new infestations, and monitor regularly.
On the Mission
MCHT President Tim Glidden reflects on our mission and how our organization has adapted to meet that mission in a changing world.
Bringing Back Alewives to Seal Cove Pond
MCHT is fundraising for a one-of-a-kind project to improve fish passage at Seal Cove Pond on Mount Desert Island.
Jumpstarting the Effort to Protect and Restore Maine’s Coastal Rivers
An extraordinary, generous gift is realizing a more connected future for Maine’s coastal rivers.
Why Alewives Matter to MCHT
To protect the ecological value of conserved lands, we need to pay attention to the quality of the water running along their shores.
Conservation Gets Creative on MDI
On MDI, MCHT is protecting critical wildlife and salt marsh habitat while working with local organization to create affordable workforce housing.
Saving Maine’s Plants and Animals in a Changing Climate
Conserving connected landscapes on the Maine coast
I Dream of Alewives
“What’s your dream?” That’s the question Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Senior Project Manager Ciona Ulbrich put to Bailey Bowden, head of the Penobscot Alewife Committee, the first time they met in March of 2015.
A Future for Jones Marsh
A creative conservation project on Mount Desert Island protects an important salt marsh and helps support the creation of much-needed workforce housing.
Introducing MCHT’s Newest, Largest Preserve: Rocky Lake
Rocky Lake is so remote you can skate across its frozen surface for miles without catching a glimpse of human life.
Protecting the Wild Nature of the Schoodic Region
Maine’s Schoodic Peninsula is one of only two places on the East Coast (the other is also in Maine) where inland forest stretches to the coast in a contiguous, unbroken line.