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Kennebec Land Trust

Horseshoe Island, Winthrop, Maine. Photo by Jym St. Pierre

Reynolds Forest, Sidney, Maine. Photo by Glenn Hodgkins

Macdonald Woods, Readfield & Wayne, Maine. Photo by Jym St. Pierre

Contact Information

Main Contact

  • Theresa Kerchner, Executive Director
  • P.O. Box 261, 331 Main St.
  • Winthrop, ME 04364
  • Phone: 207-377-2848 
  • Email:

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Mission Statement

The Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) works cooperatively with landowners and communities to conserve the forests, shorelands, fields, and wildlife that define central Maine. KLT protects land permanently, offers opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy the natural world, and works with partners to support sustainable forestry and farming.


Kennebec River and lakes region of central Maine: Kennebec County: Augusta, Chelsea, Farmingdale, Fayette, Gardiner, Hallowell, Litchfield, Manchester, Monmouth, Mount Vernon, Pittston, Randolph, Readfield, Sidney, Vassalboro, Vienna, Wayne, West Gardin

Quick Facts

  • Number of Staff: 3.00
  • Membership: 1005
  • Annual Meeting: August
  • Newsletter: Kennebec Land Trust News, published 2 time(s) annually.
  • Acres owned: 3,093
  • Number of Parcels: 33
  • Acres under Conservation Easement: 1,776
  • Number of Parcels: 28
  • Founded: 1988
  • 2015 KLT Lyceum: HISTORY, GEOLOGY, AND ECOLOGY OF HOWARD HILLĀ sponsored by Kennebec Savings Bank; Contact KLT office for more info
  • Newest fee acquisition: 26 acres, Augusta: Kennebec River Conservation Corridor - Judy Kane Parcel
  • Newest easement: 72 acres, Vienna: Vienna Woods Conservation Area
  • Newest trail: Vienna Woods Trails (1.6 miles)

  • 2013 KLT Lyceum: Maine Mammals and their Habitats; sponsored by Stantec; Contact KLT office for more info
  • Newest acquisition: 90 acres, Winthrop: Little Cobbossee Oatway Preserve
  • Newest trail: Meadowbrook Trail, Fayette

  • 2012 KLT 10th Anniversary Lyceum: Maine's Aquatic Biodiversity; sponsored by the Nature Conservancy; Contact KLT office for more info
  • Newest acquisition: 44 acres, Vassalboro: Seawards Mills Stream Conservation Area
  • Newest trail: Seawards Mills Stream

2011-2012 - A Year of Awards for KLT

  • April, 2011 - Howard Lake, KLT Founding Board Member: Goldfarb Center Philanthropy Award, Colby College
  • December, 2011 - Norm Rodrigue, KLT Director, Bank of Maine Leaders and Luminarie, top award with a gift of $10,000.00 to KLT
  • March 2012 - KLT: 2012 Excellence in Environmental Education Program Award from the Maine Environmental Education Association.

  • August, 2010 released first book: Between Person and Place: Conservation Histories from the Kennebec Land Trust. Interviews with 18 land donors, photographs of properties, updated map.

  • 2009 KLT a founding partner with Maine Forest Service, of the Kennebec Woodland Partnership; info:

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