Highland Farm by Jerry Monkman
Highland Farm by Jerry Monkman

News and Announcements

Recent and archived MLTN updates 

  • Announcing a New Grant in Support of Maine Land Trusts Impacted by COVID19 October 29, 2020 - It is with excitement and deep gratitude that we announce a brand new grant opportunity for Maine land trusts. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption in the work land trusts do to conserve Maine land.  Land trusts are being forced to operate in new ways, resulting in unexpected costs and organizational stress in an…
  • Deadline this month for L.L.Bean Maine Land Trust Grant Program October 1, 2020 - The L.L.Bean Maine Land Trust Grant Program is the longest running grant program connected with the Maine Land Trust Network. L.L.Bean and Maine Coast Heritage Trust are pleased to provide grant support to Maine’s land trust community through this valued partnership, enhancing the capacity of Maine’s land trusts to protect Maine’s outdoor heritage and natural landscapes.…
  • Sebago Clean Water Receives Major New Investment September 20, 2020 - Sebago Clean Waters (SCW) reached a significant milestone along its path to protect the Sebago Lake watershed when the coalition received an $8 million U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) grant.   Portland Water District is the lead partner for the five-year grant. In 2018, Portland Water District was presented the…
  • Great American Outdoors Act Becomes Law August 6, 2020 - On August 4th, President Trump signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act. The bill was supported by a strong bipartisan coalition in both the US House of Representative and the US Senate.  The Great American Outdoors Act has two main components. The first calls for full and permanent funding of $900 million each year…
  • Maine Climate Council Receives Recommendations and Solicits Feedback July 7, 2020 - In June, the Maine Climate Council received 35 recommendations developed by six working groups between November 2019 and June 2020. Governor Mills and the state legislature established the council in 2019 and asked them to deliver a proposed State Climate Action Plan by December of this year. An assembly of scientists, industry leaders, bipartisan local…
  • Land Trusts Preserve History, Too! July 1, 2020 - As Maine marks its bicentennial and our nation approaches its 250th year, we are highlighting some land trust conserved properties that preserve important chapters of Maine’s history. While their primary mission is to conserve wildlife habitat, working lands, and outdoor recreation areas, Maine land trusts sometimes have the opportunity to protect a property that also…
  • Somerset county SWCD Ag Allies looking to collaborate on grassland bird habitat management June 16, 2020 - Have grassland habitat in your conservation portfolio?  Want to see more birds enjoying nesting success on your lands?  Maine’s Ag Allies Program in partnership with Cornell Lab of Ornithology is here to assist.  Not only can you enjoy more birds at your property, but Maine land trusts have an opportunity to be part of a…
  • A Message in Response to Recent Events from MLTN Leadership June 15, 2020 - Dear Friends, While moving through our normal tasks in recent weeks, a new thread of urgency has woven its way through our work. The Maine land conservation community is raising its voice against the racial inequity and violence that has gripped this country for too long. Yet it is difficult to know how best to…
  • Get Outside This Memorial Day Weekend – But Do it Safely May 20, 2020 - With lovely weather predicted for the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend and summer around the corner, Maine land trusts are ready to welcome visitors to our trails and preserves. In partnership with the Bureau of Parks and Lands, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Outdoor Brands, and other statewide land conservation organizations, we want to…
  • Maine Land Trusts Answer the Call April 10, 2020 - In this recent story in the Bangor Daily News, Aislinn Sarnacki explores the many ways Maine land trusts are helping Mainers get through this unusual time of working and schooling from home. While getting outdoors is allowed under Governor Mills’ stay at home order, it must be done safely and in accordance with the CDC…

2018

  • Land Trusts Celebrate the Season November 28, 2018 - Maine land trusts celebrate the holiday season in myriad ways this December, and invite you to join in the fun
  • New LMF Grants Boost Conservation, Recreation September 18, 2018 - For the first time since 2010, Maine’s award-winning Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) program grants voter-approved bond funds to land conservation projects around the state
  • Annual Gathering of Land Stewards September 18, 2018 - Thirty-five land stewards from all over Maine gather in Harpswell on Oct. 1st to share ideas, problem solve, and learn from collective expertise
  • Becoming Part of the Community Fabric September 18, 2018 - At their annual meeting, the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce presented the Community Service Organization of the Year award to the Damariscotta River Association
  • Diverse Task Force Forms to Develop Conservation Roadmap June 4, 2018 - Twenty individuals and organizations have formed a task force to shape the next generation of Maine land conservation, coming on the heels of three decades of unprecedented accomplishments
  • 35th Maine Land Conservation Conference Breaks the Mold April 4, 2018 - 35th annual Maine Land Conservation Conference was completely redesigned with different venue; 400 attended despite snow storm

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