News & Publications
Here you’ll find the latest in MCHT’s land conservation news, tips for exploring the coast, dispatches from field staff, and more.
We’re not halfway through the year and already Maine Coast Heritage Trust has conserved eight incredible places along the Maine coast in 2018. This is possible thanks to generous donors and landowners and public funding.
Some of these conservation projects were completed in a matter of months. Others have taken over a dozen years to come to fruition.
For Love of the Coast
Migration is pretty cool, and the moving-from-one-place-to-another survival behavior can be observed across the spectrum of the Animal Kingdom. From Monarch butterflies, the only insects that survive by making a 2,500-mile journey every year, to American Lobsters, which move seasonally to and from deeper waters, or the springtime return (and subsequent fall departure) of brilliantly patterned and melodic Warblers—migration is...Read more
Caring for the Land
Who’s afraid of a little nor’easter? Apparently not the 400 Mainers who attended the 35th Annual Maine Land Conservation Conference put on by Maine Coast Heritage Trust. While the snow swirled on March 21 and 22, people who care about Maine’s natural lands and resources gathered at Rockport’s Samoset Resort for a conference that broke the mold.
For the past several...Read more
For Love of the Coast
A participant on a recent tracking outing mentioned how in winter Maine forests can be quiet as far as songbirds are concerned. “Huh” was my creative reply (and it took me way too long to come up with that one).
I think I would go with “quieter” as opposed “quiet” (I know – nitpicky!). Sure, many species that nest in local...Read more
In 1994, on a remote island called Jordan’s Delight in Greater Pleasant Bay, there was a flurry of activity.
That winter, Purple Sandpipers and Harlequin Ducks foraged mussels from ledges. That spring, seabirds flocked to the island. Black Guillemots fashioned nests in the cliffs rimming the island, eiders hid their eggs from Great Black-backed gulls in tangles of wild raspberry bushes,...Read more
Maine Heritage Newsletters
In the spring, summer, and fall, MCHT publishes three editions of the Maine Heritage newsletter. The general version highlights noteworthy land conservation projects throughout the state while the Midcoast and Downeast versions focus in on those respective regions.
Fall 2017, Maine Edition
Fall, 2017, Midcoast Edition
Fall 2017, Downeast Edition
MCHT Annual Reports
At the end of each year, MCHT looks back on the conservation successes donors made possible.
Annual Report 2017
Annual Report 2016
Annual Report 2015
Winning the War on Weeds
Conservation Options: A Guide for Maine Landowners
MCHT Gift Acceptance Policies