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2018 Maine Land Conservation Conference

Thanks to all who trekked through the snow to be part of our special event. Different parts of the day appealed to different people, but overall it felt like a big success! Please share your take on the day by completing your evaluation or simply email us.

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

   Please check back regularly to learn about follow-up workshops and events offered throughout the year. 


Videos we saw

2018 Maine Land Conservation Conference stories by Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Three stories of unexpected characters embracing the benefits of land conservations in economy and community.

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