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!
L.L.Bean Grantees Announced
Congratulations to the six organizations awarded grants this year. They are: Chebeaugue & Cumberland Land Trust, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, Island Heritage Trust, Loon Echo Land Trust, Vinalhaven Land Trust, and The Windham Land Trust. Read more.
Featured Conservation Story
If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em!
Submitted by Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust - Neighboring land trusts Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust (GPMCT) and Frenchman Bay Conservancy (FBC) found themselves in a quandary when they inadvertently scheduled a trail run for the same day in fall, 2012. So they joined forces! Read more.
Land Trust News
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]
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]