A Special Message from Warren Whitney, Land Trust Program Director

Happy New Year! After 20 years of working at Maine Coast Heritage Trust (and a few years at Friends of Merrymeeting Bay, and a 15-year career in mapping before that), I’ll be retiring at the end of May. I’ll be catching up on some long-delayed projects, volunteering at several non-profits, and generally trying to keep home life a little calmer. 

It’s been a pleasure to work with all of you as we strive to advance land conservation in the state. A hundred years from now Mainers will be so thankful that people like you conserved Maine’s most important landscapes in this window in time, and I am pleased to have played a small part in that work. 

I also feel so fortunate to work side by side with Donna and Jeff. They are incredibly talented, successful, and care deeply about conservation. We are all so lucky to have them on the team, and they will be carrying on this work when I depart later this spring. 

MCHT will post the Land Trust Program Director position in about a week, so if you know anyone who might be interested, tell them to check out the Jobs page at The goal is to have someone on board by mid-May so there is overlap before I leave. I’m confident that MLTN will be in great hands in the future!

With gratitude,