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2018 Maine Land Conservation Conference

   The Conference is over but we'll be continuing the learning we started on March 22nd...



   For instance, you are invited to join us at this year's regional meetings, where The Telling Room will help us continue the work we started at the conference exploring what it takes to create stories that connect. Click the Meetings & Workshops tab above. 


 Year Long Learning Path

Resources for Exploring Issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - a list of podcasts, books, articles, and websites for independent exploration

Influencer Marketing: How to talk to important people about the good your land trust does - in-person workshop from 6-8 on September 6th in Augusta


Videos we saw

Kelleigh & Dave

Maine Coast Heritage Trust

David Trahan

Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Bailey Bowden

Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Lobsterman by Toby Choyt

The Telling Room

During our "Everybody Has a Story" Documentary Camp this past summer, one of our students, Toby, approached a man painting fisherman shacks on Widgery Wharf. Toby was hoping to interview him about the wharf's history. What resulted from that interview and subsequent visits to the wharf, first with pen and paper, then with camera, was the story of this man, Jackie Grant, and his life on the sea. Toby told me that he realized that everyone, no matter their job, age, lifestyle or outward appearance, has a story to tell. He was surprised at the kindness and openness of Jackie Grant and how easy it was to talk to him and get to know him. I believe those 21 students, aged 12 to 18, felt more a part of the community at the end of that week than they had before. Toby's multimedia piece created with audio and photography went on to place as a semi-finalist in the 2012 New York City Digital Waves Youth Media Festival Multimedia Slam put on by WMPG's Blunt Youth Radio Project and WNYC's Radio Rookies.

Individual videos of each of the three MCHT stories are available upon request. Please contact Warren Whitney at

Other resources

Natural Resources Tree - We made your words and phrases into a word cloud

During the day at the Conference, attendees were invited to write a word, phrase, or sentence about what Maine's natural resources mean to them on a paper "leaf" and tape it to our tree. We made this word cloud out of all the words people put on the tree. Pretty cool, huh?

Samoset Resort