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Maine Land Conservation Conference 2017


Over 450 people attended our conference events on April 21st and 22nd, and Richard Blanco was truly inspirational. Huge thanks to our 2017 sponsors listed below, and to all our presenters who volunteered their valuable time. A huge debt also goes out to the staff of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, without whom this conference would never happen!

Richard Blanco reading his poem "Looking for the Gulf Motel" at the 2017 Maine Land Conference from Maine Coast Heritage Trust on Vimeo.


During this year's plenary session, the Espy Land Heritage Award was presented to Barbara Vickery. Read more about Barbara's incredible accomplishments here

Maine Coast Heritage Trust presents the Maine Land Conservation Conference in support of its Maine Land Trust Network program and Maine’s land conservation community. The conference provides training on best practices in land trust management, land transactions, fundraising and stewardship. It provides a forum for learning about the most pressing issues facing land conservation today.

Note: Your donation or membership gift to any land trust participating in the Maine Land Trust Network makes you "a member" and qualifies you for a discount to attend the Maine Land Conservation Conference. Click How to Register at the right to find out more.


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Norway Savings Bank



  • Baker Newman Noyes
  • Open Space Institute
  • The Conservation Fund
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Coastal Program
  • Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve


  • Bar Harbor Trust Services
  • Casella Organics
  • Douglas McDaniel & Campo LLC, PA
  • FB Environmental Associates
  • Maine Boundary Consultants
  • New England Forestry Foundation
  • Oakhurst Dairy
  • Karen Schaller Fundraising Database Consultant, LLC
  • Stantec
  • Stern Consulting International
  • Wright-Pierce

    Green electricity for this event has been made possible courtesy of Maine Green Power