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Photo: Bridget Besaw
Photo: Bridget Besaw

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.

  • What is a Land Trust? - 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.
  • 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.
  • Land Trust Works for Maine – Print Version - Download print version (10 MB PDF)