What is the Maine Land Conservation Conference?

Maine Coast Heritage Trust began convening land conservation leaders and practitioners in the early 80s. Through the years, it has become the largest annual gathering of conservationists in the state.

A contingent of students and teachers from Unity College have traditionally attended the Conference. Scholarships are available to anyone who wishes to attend but finds the registration fee to be an obstacle.

The Maine Land Conservation Conference brings together hundreds of conservationists, land stewards, scientists, legal professionals, students, and community members to discuss and explore the most pressing issues facing land conservation today. We share knowledge and best practices, learning from experts and one another, and are energized by inspiring speakers. Each year, Maine’s conservation community increases the impact of its work by coming together to learn and grow collaboratively. 

We welcome anyone to attend the conference and join in this celebration of nature, open space, outdoor recreation, and a commitment to conserving the wild places in Maine for future generations.