We keep the coast Maine
We believe in the singular beauty of the Maine coast and protecting everyone's access to it.
But right now, this extraordinary coast is facing urgent threats. Access to the shore is being cut off, climate change is negatively impacting native plants and animals, and development pressure continues to compromise the lands we depend upon.
MCHT is now in the midst of an historic campaign to create more access to the shore, protect wildlife habitat, and work with Maine communities to save the places people love.
Maine Coast Heritage Trust was founded in 1970 to protect the very best of the Maine coast, and we’ve come a long way in the last 50 years, conserving more than 150,000 acres (that's about three times the size of Acadia National Park) and creating more than 100 public preserves open to all.
Who We Are
If you love the Maine Coast, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Maine Coast Heritage Trust.