Highland Farm by Jerry Monkman
Highland Farm by Jerry Monkman

News and Announcements

Recent and archived MLTN updates 

  • 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…
  • Joint Press Release Provides Guidance April 2, 2020 - Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Maine Land Trust Network, and a broad coalition of state, nonprofit, and business partners, have jointly put out a press release to help Mainers get outside safely during the “Stay Healthy at Home” order. While it’s important to note that rules are changing daily, this will help people enjoy the outdoors…
  • Federal COVID-19 Help Available April 1, 2020 - The President and Congress have agreed to three bills thus far to help American citizens, businesses, and nonprofits navigate the ongoing health and economic crisis. Some of the provisions offer potential support to land trusts and other nonprofits. The rules and paperwork for some initiatives have not yet been developed. We will update as more…
  • Where Can You Get Outside? Find Your Land Trust Preserves March 27, 2020 - If done in accordance with appropriate social distancing, getting outside during this challenging time can be a safe way to stay healthy, relieve stress, and recharge. With more than 600,000 acres in preserves located around the state, Maine land trusts are a great resource for expanding one’s list of possible destinations. As a bonus, many…
  • Considering COVID-19 March 16, 2020 - To all our colleagues, partners and friends, Conference Cancelled By now, it will be no surprise that Maine Coast Heritage Trust has to cancel the 2020 Maine Land Conservation Conference. Although exceedingly disappointing, we must put the well-being of our communities first, which means complying with state and federal recommendations not to hold large gatherings.…
  • L.L.Bean Grants Support Stewardship Efforts Across Maine December 20, 2019 - During this season of giving, we want to highlight the generosity of our long-time partner L.L.Bean, who supports land trusts – and the people they serve – in every corner of the state. The L.L.Bean Maine Land Trust Grant Program started back in 2004 and has awarded more than $300,000 to land conservation groups since…
  • Time to Update Your Land Trust Information December 5, 2019 - Thanks to our new website, your trust can sign up for an account so that you can make changes to your page at any time.
  • New Laws for E-Bikes Take Effect November 21, 2019 - E-bikes are the latest addition to the always growing list of users on land trust trails. This summer, a bill was passed in the Maine legislature that clearly defines three classes of e-bikes, provides guidance on where they may travel, outlines protections for consumers, and puts in place safety protections for children. We found this…
  • Workshop Proposal Deadline Has Passed October 16, 2019 - We are now accepting workshop proposals in all topic areas for the 2020 Maine Land Conservation Conference

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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