News and Updates

L.L.Bean Grants Support Stewardship Efforts Across Maine

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…

Time to Update Your Land Trust Information

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

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…

Workshop Proposal Deadline Has Passed

We are now accepting workshop proposals in all topic areas for the 2020 Maine Land Conservation Conference

Governor Announces Maine Climate Council

Last week, Governor Mills announced the membership of the Maine Climate Council.

LMF Bond Proposal to Resurface in 2020

In late August, the Legislature failed to enact an LMF Bond for the voters to consider this November. While clearly a setback, this is not the end of the story. LMF supporters will bring a bond proposal back in January 2020 and continue to press to see it sent to the voters, perhaps as early as June 2020.

Maine Coastweek 2019

Coastweek is a national celebration of our coastal resources, as well as a part of the  one-day International Coastal Cleanup.
In Maine, the annual Coastal Cleanup is the biggest volunteer event in the state.

For the Love of the Land: Where Art and Land Conservation Meet

Last weekend, Cape Elizabeth Land Trust and painter Eric Hopkins partnered to celebrate love of place. Hopkins, known for his aerial depictions of the islands and ocean, talked about his commitment to preserving public access to the Maine landscape as he greeted visitors to his one-day show at Ocean House Gallery on August 10th, 2019

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands: Grant Deadlines Coming Up

Deadlines are fast approaching on two grant programs the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) administers.

2019 Maine Land Trust Census Report Now Available

A report summarizing results of the 2019 Maine Land Trust Census, which we conducted in January of this year, has now been released and now available here.