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Maine Land Conservation Conference 2014

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Student Scholarships for Conference Available

Students who are either Maine residents or who attend a Maine college or university may qualify to attend the Maine Land Conservation Conference at no cost (Saturday event only). Email Donna for details.

Merger Assistance Fund

Thanks to generous support from the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, Maine Coast Heritage Trust has created a fund to assist land trusts seeking stronger organizational health and effectiveness by merging. Read more or contact Warren Whitney by email or phone (729-7366) for more information

Save the Date: 2014 Conference

The 2014 Maine Land Conservation Conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 25th & 26th at the Mt. Ararat Middle School and Orion Performing Arts Center. Mark your calendars now!

Featured Conservation Story

Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative Begins Third Year

Submitted by Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative - The Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative (SMCC) recently moved into a new office at 217 Commercial Street in Portland. Increased program hours and the need for more space precipitated the move. Read more.

Land Trust News

A Primer on Property Tax Procedural Choices

By Rob Levin, Esq. -- Rob Levin is a Maine attorney who specializes in land conservation and nonprofit organizations. Rob recently assisted a Maine arts organization in successfully challenging a town's denial of property tax exemption, and has advised Maine... [read more]

Judge Rules in Favor of Land Trust in Property Tax Exemption Case

Francis Small Heritage Trust (FSHT) has won their bid for property tax exemption in the Superior Court in York County. Judge Paul A. Fritzsche held that land trusts, like Francis Small Heritage Trust, are eligible for property tax exemption under... [read more]