Supporting Rural Economies
Maine land trusts also conserve working landscapes
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