News and Updates

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

Governor Announces Maine Climate Council

September 25, 2019

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

LMF Bond Proposal to Resurface in 2020

September 4, 2019

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.