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The Nature Conservancy in Maine

Hiking the pitch pine ridges of the Basin Preserve, a 1,910-acre property in Phippsburg donated to the Conservancy in 2006. Photo (c) Margaret Pizer/TNC

Canoeing in the Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area, a 46,000-acre Nature Conservancy preserve. Photo (c) Susan Caldwell/TNC

The view of Megunticook Lake from Maiden Cliff in the Camden Hills, where the Conservancy recently purchased three parcels buffering Camden Hills State Park. Photo (c) Rod Vogel/TNC

Contact Information

Main Contact

  • Susan Caldwell, Conservation Coordinator
  • 14 Maine Street, Suite 401
  • Brunswick, ME 04011
  • Phone: 207-607-4818 |  FAX: 207-729-4118
  • Email:

    Alternate Contact

    • Tamara Pinard, Community Initiatives Manager
    • 14 Maine Street, Suite 401
    • Brunswick, ME 04011
    • Phone: 207-607-4814 
    • Email:

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Mission Statement

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.



Quick Facts

  • Number of Staff: 37.00
  • Membership: 11,000
  • Annual Meeting: None
  • Newsletter: Maine Legacy, published 3 time(s) annually.
  • Acres owned: 302,813
  • Number of Parcels: 78
  • Acres under Conservation Easement: 59,124
  • Number of Parcels: 54
  • Founded: 1956
  • Host field trips and educational events on many of The Nature Conservancy's preserves
  • Helped to protect over one and a half million acres statewide to date
  • Largest acquisition: St. John River; Total acres: 185,000 in 1998

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