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Downeast Lakes Land Trust

DLLT / LightHawk photo. 3rd Machias, Getchells, Wabassus, West Grand lakes.

DLLT photo. Big Falls, Grand Lake Stream.

Contact Information

Main Contact

  • David Montague, Executive Director
  • 4 Water Street
  • Grand Lake Stream, ME 04668-4003
  • Phone: 207-796-2100 
  • Email:

    Alternate Contact

    • Laura Hunt, Administration Manager
    • 4 Water Street
    • Grand Lake Stream, ME 04668-4003
    • Phone: 207-796-2100 
    • Email:

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Mission Statement

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust contributes to the long term economic and environmental well-being of the Downeast Lakes Region through the conservation and exemplary management of its forests and waters.


The Downeast Lakes region is the inland portion of the eastern corner of Maine. Our fisheries, including native landlocked salmon and brook trout, as well as smallmouth bass, are world-renowned. The area is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including m

Quick Facts

  • Number of Staff: 4.00
  • Annual Meeting: July
  • Newsletter: Traditions (hard copy); Landings (email)
  • Acres owned: 55,678
  • Number of Parcels: 3
    • Founded: 2001

    In 2001 Downeast Lakes Land Trust laid out our strategy for the future – a bold vision to protect extraordinary natural resources and a way of life.

    Many supporters and partners have helped us succeed in protecting 350,000 acres of the forests, wildlife habitats, watersheds, and lakeshores that can sustain the region’s future.

    DLLT has joined their community forests together, renaming it all the Downeast Lakes Community Forest. They sustainably manages the 55,678-acre Farm Cove Community Forest, with 71 miles of lakeshore, for wildlife habitat, forest products, and public recreation. DLLT provides guides and sporting camps an environment that supports their continued success, contributing to the preservation of the heritage and culture of Grand Lake Stream.

    Forests and Lakes – For People – Forever

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