Responding to Climate Change
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.
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.
“There’s more to this than just fisheries restoration. That’s the tip of the iceberg. It’s a social gain, an economic gain, ecologically, educational … I can’t do it alone, you can’t do it alone, MCHT can’t, but if we can get more people and more groups, that’s a bigger voice and it’s amazing what we…
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.
In September of this year, The Nature Conservancy acquired a 13,500-acre property west of Cherryfield to add to their Spring River Preserve, which now totals 23,500 acres. This is one in a string of conserved properties linking the Downeast coast to the northern forest.
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.
An extraordinary, generous gift is realizing a more connected future for Maine’s coastal rivers.
To protect the ecological value of conserved lands, we need to pay attention to the quality of the water running along their shores.
Conservation projects up and down the coast keep the coast open, healthy, and working
On MDI, MCHT is protecting critical wildlife and salt marsh habitat while working with local organization to create affordable workforce housing.
Conserving connected landscapes on the Maine coast
Go for a wild(life) ride with MCHT Steward Kirk Gentalen as he tracks Maine’s great spring amphibian migration of 2018.
“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 creative conservation project on Mount Desert Island protects an important salt marsh and helps support the creation of much-needed workforce housing.
In partnership with Georges River Land Trust and the Maine Department of Island Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Coast Heritage Trust is leading an effort to conserve 238 acres on the lower Weskeag.