Impacts: Land Trusts Work for Maine
Maine boasts more than 80 land trusts, community-supported, non-profits that have permanently conserved more than 2.5 million acres–12% of the state.
- Expanding Public Access to the Outdoors - Maine’s network of more than 80 land trusts has significantly increased public access to the outdoors for activities including hiking, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, ATV riding, birdwatching, boating, and sightseeing.
- Supporting Rural Economies - Land trusts have completed projects in all sixteen counties that benefit important Maine-based industries such as forest products, fishing, and agriculture.
- Strengthening Our Communities - In addition to welcoming visitors to public preserves, Maine land trusts serve communities in many other ways.
- Maine Land Trusts Preserving History - Across the state, Maine land trust conserved properties tell our collective story: the good and the bad, the famous and the obscure, the distant and the recent.
- A Private Sector Answer to Meet Public Needs - Maine has one of the most active land trust communities in the nation, with more land trusts per capita than any other state.
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