Supporting Rural Economies

Maine land trusts also conserve working landscapes

Photo: Bridget Besaw

Land trusts have completed projects in all sixteen counties that benefit important Maine-based industries such as forest products, fishing, and agriculture. These conservation efforts bolster local economies and support jobs, especially in rural parts of Maine.

Land Trust Conserved Working Lands

  • More than 85% of the acres land trusts have conserved (2.14 million acres) are working forestlands
  • 36,000 acres of working farmlands
  • 7 working waterfront properties
  • More than 60 access sites for clamming, worming, and commercial fishing