Helpful Article on Property Tax Exemption
Karin Marchetti Ponte, MCHT’s General Counsel, has written an article in support of property tax exemption for Maine land trust preserves. Read it now.
Dr. Charles' Keynote Address on YouTube
You can watch Cheryl Charles’ keynote address at this year’s Maine Land Conservation Conference - again or for the 1st time. Click here.
Video Tells Story of Connecting City Kids to Nature
Watch a video that tells a great story of how Androscoggin Land Trust and its partners, with grant support from the National Park Service and the Ferguson Foundation, reached out to young people in their community and helped them learn about the wonders of the natural world. Watch video.
Featured Conservation Story
Another Great Conference for the Recordbooks!
The 2013 Maine Land Conservation Conference was another wonderful event, with an inspiring keynote address by Dr. Cheryl Charles of the Children & Nature Network, and workshops that inspired, informed and even got some of us out in the woods!... Read more.
Land Trust News
Robert H. Levin, Attorney at Law Last Spring, the Maine Legislature enacted significant changes to the Tree Growth and Open Space property tax programs when it passed 2012 Public Law Chapter 618 (L.D. 1138). The bill took effect on August 1, 2012, and has certain provisions that might affect land trusts, as well as landowners whose property is subject to a conservation easement. [read more]
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission has produced the Accreditation Requirements Manual: A Land Trust's Guide to Understanding Key Elements of Accreditation as a resource to help applicants and accredited land trusts be successful in the accreditation process. This comprehensive manual... [read more]