Independent Conservation Consultants

Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) makes this list of Conservation Consultants available as a service to land trusts.

The full list at the bottom of this page includes all independent consultants submitting information. You can also view consultants with specific areas of expertise here:

MCHT does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this list, nor does it guarantee in any manner the quality of service provided by these individuals. If you provide consultant services and would like to be included on this list, contact Donna Bissett at .

Full List of Independent Consultants

First NameLast NamePositionOrganizationAddressCityStateZipBusiness PhoneEmailWebsiteNotes
Wright-Pierce11 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 140TopshamME04086(207) 725-8721, wastewater and infrastructure engineering services
Maine Conservation Corps54 Independence DriveAugustaME04330(207) 624-6085 Conservation Corps (MCC) engages AmeriCorps members in service to accomplish a wide array of conservation initiatives, including: trail construction and maintenance, water quality monitoring, shoreline restoration, habitat management, invasive mapping, and much more. MCC staff can provide project planning assistance and advisement on funding opportunities. Get things done while fostering the next generation of conservation leaders!
James W.AbernathyConsultantJames W. Abernathy7 Melbourne AvenueSilver SpringMD20901(202) 257-8816Much experience working with conservation groups
DavidAllenDevelopment for Conservation608 West Dean AvenueMononaWI53716(608) 239-5006https://developmentforconservation.comSpecializes in land trust development audits, plans, training and coaching; frequent presenter at Rally
ErinAmadonOwnerTown 4 Trail Services, LLCPO Box 155TroyME04987(207) 650-4983 4 Trail Services, LLC is committed to providing access to the natural world through sustainable design and construction of high-quality natural surface trails. We are also dedicated to time-honored conservation work and supporting the next generation of trail builders through training and education.
David M.AndersonDavid M. Anderson365 East Main StreetYarmouthME04096-6918Seven years GIS experience
JudyAndersonCommunity ConsultantsPost Office Box 617KinderhookNY12106-0617(518) 758-7226Land Trust Alliance Learning Center "expert" specializing in community-based outreach, fundraising strategies, community lands, trails, and implementation; has worked with MCHT, DLWA, Kennebunk LT
William A.BayreutherGrant Writing ConsultantWilliam A. Bayreuther Grant Writing138 South RoadReadfieldME04355-3330(207) 242-6029 provides institutional funder prospect research, grant writing, project coordination, and interim staffing services to nonprofit organizations, state agencies, municipalities, and environmentally responsible businesses in the U.S and Europe. His writing and counsel have yielded more than $70 million in grants of up to $30 million from over 170 grant making programs. A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Bill is the former Development Director of Downeast Lakes Land Trust and Grants Director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine and has consulted for more than a dozen Maine land trusts.
ForrestBellFB Environmental Associates, LLC97A Exchange Street Suite 305PortlandME04101-5016(207) 221-6699 mapping, easement documentation, volunteer training, ecological services including wildlife, wetland, and vernal pool assessments. Also natural resource inventories and conservation planning. Experience serving on land trust board.
KathyBennettDigital Marketing StrategistKathy Bennett Marketing(603) 305-7156
JerryBleyPrincipalCreative Conservation, LLC27 Giles RoadReadfieldME04355-4138(207) 685-3872 land trusts with complex land conservation projects. Works with landowners (particularly families) to plan future of lands.
LillianBowenOwnerBowen Marketing and DesignPO Box 53TopsfieldME04490336-266-7542, development, and grant writing services to rural nonprofits, towns, and businesses. Experience in both the natural resource and farming communities.
ElenaBrandtFounder and PrincipalBrandt Associates(207) 831-0357

https://brandtassociates.comFundraising, organizational and leadership development work; has worked for Mahoosuc Land Trust, Androscoggin Land Trust, Coastal Mountains Land Trust and many other environmental NGOs
DavidBrennemanManaging Partner/Project ManagerFlycatcher LLC106 Lafayette Street, Suite 1CYarmouthME04096(207) 751-3053
CheriBrunaultEcoConservation Services LLCPO Box 141West BaldwinME04091(978) 476-6457Independent pesticide applicator, Commercial Master Applicator certification (6a/6b) and insured to conduct herbicide applications to remove terrestrial invasive plants. Can help land trusts with smaller infestations at a reasonable cost. Herbicide work limited to areas within about 1.5 hours of West Baldwin, ME. research for grants, work with the organization to develop a good "ask" and complete the applications. Can also help make a simple fundraising plan for your next project or capacity-building effort.
Barbara E.BrusilaMid-Maine Forestry1320 Western RoadWarrenME04864-4463(207) 273-4046 Certified Resource Manager; has done work for MCHT, MVLT, CMLT, and GRLT.
KarenBuckConservation Impact501 S Cherry Street Ste 580DenverCO80246-1327(303) 223-4886Consulting services to help you become more focused, create stronger connections, and attract and allocate resources
HaroldBurnettTwo Trees ForestryPost Office Box 356WinthropME04364-0356(207) 377-7196 forest resource management. GIS mapping. Has done work for Chewonki Foundation, TNC, KLT, SRLT, and SWOAM.
DeborahBurwellPaddling the Rapids186 East Waldo RoadBelfastME04915-3317(207) 505-0872 planning, facilitation and leadership deveopment for staff and boards
Porter D.CaesarStrategic & Fundraising Counsel to Non-ProfitsPorter Caesar, LLC in fundraising counsel to non-profits since 1997, after 30 years of experience in education as headmaster, administrator, facilitator and fundraiser.
CarolCarriuoloPaddling the Rapids12 Hammond RoadFalmouthME04105-1910(207) 504-7298 Coaching
TracyCassidyTracy Cassidy, CPA1 Nugget LaneBrunswickME04011-1745https://tracycassidy.comQuickbooks and Accounting consultant. Works with several local land trusts on a monthly basis reconciling banks, grant tracking, net asset reconciliation, overall review of internally produced financials and assisting with board reports. Has worked with Kennebec Estuary LT, Boothbay Region LT, Brunswick-Topsham LT, Midcoast Conservancy, others.
Eileen M.ConlonConlon Consulting Group121 Horace Mills RoadWellsME04090Strategic planning and positioning, organizational behavior, worked with Tom's of Maine
MartieCroneBaseline Data & GIS ConsultantMartie CroneBar HarborME04609(207) 412-8066Baseline data documentation
SalDeCarliScientistEA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc301 Metro Center Boulevard, Suite 102WarwickRI02886(401) 736-3440 x1819 Engineering, Science, and Technology is a Public Benefit Corporation, and was founded with a focus on improving water quality and aquatic habitats throughout the US. That focus remains and now includes other services exclusively focused on improving the environment. EA is the exclusive environmental services provider supporting NOAA and its National Marine Fisheries Center Habitat Restoration Center in the North Atlantic and Great Lakes region and also supports numerous ecosystem restoration/enhancement projects for USFWS, USDA-NRCS, and non-profit entities throughout New England.
Russell A.DeContiDeConti Environmental Planning339 Durgintown RoadHiramME04041-3609Protected area planning & management, technical assistance for land trusts
JohnLanhamVice PresidentDemont AssociatesPO Box 15057PortlandME04112(207) 773-3030https://www.demontassociates.comFull service philanthropic and advancement counsel with over $225M in conservation projects
Alison C.DibbleStewards LLCPost Office Box 321BrooklinME04616-0321(207) 359-4659Ecological inventory, plant conservation, pollinator habitat planning; has done work for CMLT & GPMCT
ChristopherDorionSoil scientistC.C. Dorion Geological Services200 High Street, Suite #2DPortlandME4101(207) 944-9049  http://www.doriongeologicalservices.comWetlands/limnology services; erosion and sediment control, cert. soil scientist
Erica C.DuboisWriter, editorBangorME04401Close to a decade of professional experience in land conservation and stewardship, writing and editing, development, and community outreach. Can help with your organization's blog posts, newsletter articles, website content, donor appeal and recognition letters, and grant applications. Willing to ghost-write op-eds and letters to the editor, and to pitch story ideas to magazines. Erica’s work has been published in Maine Women Magazine, Maine the Way, several newspapers, and online. A short sample is available, here:
DavidEversBiodiversity Research Institute276 Canco Road LowerPortlandME04103-4347(207) 839-7600 River Land Trust has used them for management plans
VirginiaFarleyLand Trust ConsultantSustainability Leaders Network30 Linden RoadHartlandVT05048-8104 consultant to non-profit conservation organizations conducting workshops, courses, and seminars on reflective conservation leadership, climate change, land conservation, and sense of place.
JesseFerreiraTrailventures ConsultingNobleboroME04555(207) 577-9525 Reports, Grant Writing, Project Permitting, Trail Design & Build, Maps, Land Acquisition, Trainings and Workshops
ArnieFessendenFessenden Geo-Environmental ServicesPost Office Box 2097BangorME04402-2097(207) 947-3184Environmental assessments and Haz Waste Assessments
TimForresterProfessional Wetland ScientistAtlantic Environmental LLC135 River RoadWoolwichME4579(207) 837-2199 Wetland Scientist #1933 has worked in Environmental Consulting for 13 yrs. Also does marine work such as eelgrass mapping, permitting, functional assessments, etc.
CraigFreshleyGood Group Decisions98 Maine StreetBrunswickME04011(207) 729-5607 facilitation, dynamic talks and collaboration expertise
to help your group be more productive. Has worked Midcoast Conservancy, Mahoosuc Land Trust, Alan Stearns, now with Royal River Conservation Trust, Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Downeast Lakes Land Trust, and Androscoggin Land Trust.
LynFreundlichPrincipal & FounderChange4Good Consulting10 Edge Hill StreetJamaica PlainMA02130(617) 680-5265 offers on-call HR and scheduled HR office hours for small and mid-sized nonprofits that may have transactional human resources needs covered but don't have capacity to provide consistent coaching and counsel to organizational leaders and staff.
KellyFrostFrost Advancement Advisors, Inc.68 Maine AvenuePortlandME04103-3824(207) 991-1932 in strategic planning; development program and capital campaign management; major gift solicitation; board and volunteer recruitment, training and stewardship; has worked with Kennebec LT, KELT, 7 Lakes Alliance
Morgan W.GoodaleBiodiversity Research Institute276 Canco RoadPortlandME04103(207) 839-7600 River Land Trust has used them for management plans
Kyle M.GregoryShoestring Creative GroupPost Office Box 616GardinerME04345-0616(888) 835-6236 by Scott Olsen, Conservation School
William P.HancockBill Hancock328 Center RoadGrayME04039(207) 807-5536GIS mapping
KristelHayesMesh Marketing Creative Group26 Brook RoadPortlandME04103-3723(207) 332-7418Digital marketing strategies, online community mgmt, wordpress web design
Jennifer D.HazardJennifer Hazard media and website content, press releases, development of collateral materials, editing, and event planning
BeccaHoskinsScience IllustratorBecca Hoskins Art in science illustration & graphic design; Becca also paints murals, designs kiosk panels, and is the artist behind the Valentine Farm Birding Trail for the Mahoosuc Land Trust.
BruceJacobsonBruce Jacobson FACILITATION+PLANNINGPost Office Box 100Seal CoveME04674(617) 263-2233https://brucejacobson.comCertified professional facilitator (CPF). Helps organizations articulate what's fundamentally important within the framework of their mission and guide them towards the results they desire through strategic thinking. Services might be rendered during a day-long session, or over the course of several months.
PeterJonesHigh Impact Philanthropy CounselPhilanthropy Squared139 Thornton StreetPortsmouthNH03801(617) 595-6077Over 30 years of fundraising and leadership experience in the nonprofit sector; has worked for National Audubon, TPL and Wilderness Society
RichJordanManager/FounderFlycatcher LLC106 Lafayette Street, Suite 1CYarmouthME04105(207) 710-1987 use consultants, permitting, preservation and conservation planning, mitigation design and planning, and more
AnnKearsleyLandscape ArchitectAnn Kearsley Design500 Seashore AvenuePeaks IslandME04108 based landscape design, connecting landscape form, spatial structure and client programming to the dynamics of a site's natural systems. Has worked for Wolfe's Neck Center.
NicoleKeatingOwner & DesignerWayfinder Studio(315) 723-0142wayfinderstudio.orgGIS & cartography, graphic design, science communications, and interpretation services, primarily for conservation organizations
RodneyKelshawManaging Partner/Senior ScientistFlycatcher LLC106 Lafayette Street, Suite 1CYarmouthME04096(207) 944-6776 use consultants, permitting, preservation and conservation planning, mitigation design and planning, and more
Dawn E.KiddDawn Kidd92 Isle of Springs RoadBoothbayME04537-4039(207) 633-5660Board development, organizational structure, management systems, public outreach and land protection projects; AYO-trained
ErikLemaOwnerBasswood Environmental LLC32 Brentwood RoadCape ElizabethME04107(207) 518-8442Invasive plant removal projects, wetland delineation, rare plant surveys and various other environmental consulting/permitting activities.
DonaldLeuchsConservation ConsultantDon Leuchs52 Bog RoadNorth LebanonME04027Support services for LT including baseline data
MelissaLevyCommunity Roots, LLCHinesburgVT(802) 318-1720 in rural community and economic development consulting. Melissa Levy is a trainer, coach, workshop facilitator, and presenter serving all of New England.
JimListCommunity Science NetworkPost Office Box 126HanoverME04237-0126GIS Services: Digitizing land parcels; analysis, Map production for mgmnt & fund-raising
JakeMaierLicensed ForesterJM Forestry90 Lower Falls RdOrlandME04472(207) 358-0563http://jmforestry.comI am a German and love to live in Maine since 1984. I am a licensed forester. My forestry education in Freiburg, Germany, was more environmentally orientated than is typical for forestry education in the US. I will be serving an area within 60 minutes from Bucksport. I write forest management plans, supervise logging, conduct general forest management, and can help with the application for the Tree Growth Tax Program. I am also a Technical Service Provider for NRCS and an Inspector for the Tree Farm System. I have done forestry work for Coastal Mtns LT, Great Pond Mtn LT, Friends of Sears Island and MCHT.

KirtManeckeIndependent ConsultantKirt ManeckeMilfordME(248) 685-0483https://kirtmanecke.comConsulting to Increase Your Visibility and Revenue Faster
PR, Fundraising, Corporate Donors, Major Donors, Website Usability, Online Giving, Grants, Book Publishing
MichelleMcCarthyCreative MW229 Elm StreetSpringvaleME04083-1208(207) 651-1942 Design, Marketing, Branding, Signage, Maps
DuncanMcGovernNonprofit Technology ConsultingPedal LucidPortlandME04013https://www.pedallucid.comPedal Lucid helps nonprofits use CRM data to engage supporters more effectively, with a particular focus on organizations working in the environmental conservation and outdoor recreation sectors. Duncan previously organized the Portland nonprofit Salesforce user group, and has worked with nonprofit land-use/trust organizations including the Maine Island Trail Association, Portland Trails, Idaho Conservation League, and Heart of the Rockies Initiative.
Janet S.McMahonEcologistJanet McMahonPost Office Box 302WaldoboroME04572-0302(207) 832-6067NRIs, management plans, landscape-scale conservation planning (identifying focus areas and potential terrestrial and aquatic corridors). Recent work: 12 Rivers Conservation Initiative, GPMCT, BHHT, PWA, SWLA.
AaronMegquierMaine Ecosystems LLC28 Cornerstone DriveBelmontME04952-3001(207) 975-3787NRI/ management plans/botanical inventories, rare/invasive plant surveys
JonathanMilneAtlantic/Midwest Conservation Project ManagerLighthawk527 Tiffany RoadSidneyME04330-2040(207) 547-3584Baseline data documentation, etc.; monitoring, management plans, GIS mapping; has worked for MWWT, KLT, BRLT, TPL
PaulMirtoMirto Art StudioBrunswickME04011(207) 749-2864 technical illustration, cartography, and graphic design services. Has worked for Appalachian Mountain Club, the U.S. Golf Association, and many national magazines and book publishers.
NancyMooreThe Conservation Consulting Group(847) 644-1026 research, analysis and evaluation to improve programs, deliver services and ultimately execute mission; more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and management; international adventure travel expedition leader
DanaMorris-JonesOrganizational ConsultantThe Delphi Group4 Carter Brook DriveScarboroughME04074-7124(207) 883-2333 planning, leading and managing organizational change, management & executive coaching, workteam effectiveness, collaborative processes & conflict resolution; has worked with Mahoosuc Land Trust, Appalachian Trail Conservancy and other environmental nonprofits
KatelinNickersonProject ManagerFlycatcher LLC106 Lafayette Street, Suite 1CYarmouthME04096(207) 233-6175
Caroline B.NordenConsultantCaroline Norden36 Baker StreetYarmouthME04096-7928Land conservation & land use, org. mgmt., strategic planning, HR, AYO-trained
JimNordgrenConsultantJN Land Trust Services38 Bouton RoadSouth SalemNY10590-1438(914) 763-5740http://www.jnlandtrustservices.comManagement plans, GIS mapping, LTA accreditation, open space plans, conservation easements. Moving to Maine
NancyPerlsonIndependent ConsultantNancy Perlson52 Winslow Pond RoadMadrid TwpME04966-5633(207) 492-1556Former ED of Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust (18 yrs), grant writing, fundraising feasibility studies, land acquisition project management, baseline data documentation, capital campaigns, land owner and community outreach and project development
SuziPondFounderRedbird Media Group(207) 595 0142 B Corp, WOSB, based in Freeport, we are a video production company focused on positive social and environmental impact. We specialize in short branding / fundraising films and helped to raise over $6M in FY 2022 with our client partners. Clients include Maine Coast Heritage Trust, The Nature Conservancy, Tom's of Maine and Revision Energy.
Julie C.PoulinOvation Fundraising Counsel LLCWestbrookME(207) 408-4299 include Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary, 30 Mile River Watershed Assoc, Healthy Acadia, and The Telling Room
JohnPratteTrail & Earth, LLCJohn Pratte(207) 380-3080 Maine Forester; Wildlife Biologist; Certified Logging Professional; Licensed Wood Scaler; Licensed Herbicide Applicator; Licensed Arborist, Trail building and general excavation. Fully Insured
ErinQuigleyPrincipalKingfisher Conservation & Recreation LLCPortlandME(603) 498-1451 a wide range of consulting services in land conservation, natural resource management, and outdoor recreation. Hire Kingfisher to jump-start an initiative that needs an effective, efficient extra hand to keep it moving; to perform temporary program-related services, like short-term volunteer management or event planning; for specialized technical services, such as GIS mapping, social media, or documentation for conservation easements; to experiment with new and novel approaches to big-picture issues.
Anne J.ReiterConnect! Consulting(207) 313-0388Financial management: reconcile financial records with donor database, monthly financial reports, bookkeeping. Operations management: planning and operations oversight, contract staffing for administrative, human resources, and financial admin. Fundraising: grantwriting; state or federal grantwriting, foundation grant prospect research, grant management. Has worked for Kennebec Estuary LT, Mahoosuc LT, Medomak Valley LT, Brunswick-Topsham LT, Kennebec LT
ChristopherRingPrincipal and StewardEcoHawk Stewardship Services41 Boban StreetYorkME03909(207) 475-5195https://ecohawks.comConservation easement / fee simple preserve monitoring, writing management plans, aerial imagery and mapping (drones), and digital outreach (project specific communications). Has worked for York Land Trust and Forest Society of Maine.
AndyRobinsonAndy Robinson Consulting LLCPO Box 350PlainfieldVT5667(802) 479-7365; years of experience working with nonprofits as a fundraiser, facilitator, trainer, consultant and community organizer. Specializes in the needs of organizations working for human rights, social justice, artistic expression, environment and community development.
Thomas S.RogersCFPPortland Financial Planning Group LLC511 Congress Street Ste 800PortlandME04101-3478(207) 771-8821Charitable giving, lifetime gifting strategies, bequests, etc.
Hope E.RowanIndependent ConsultantWestern Mountain MappingPO Box 1076Southwest HarborME04679(207) 200-7436http://www.westernmountainmapping.comCartography, spacial analysis, training
SarahRuef LindquistFinancial AdvisorAllen Insurance and Financial PlanningCamdenME(207) 236-8376 management, financial planning, financial advisor
Libby K.RustThe Rust Communications GroupPO Box 1227York HarborME03911-1227(207) 363-3808The Rust Communications Group, founded in 1998, brings to each client a track-record in taking an organization’s development efforts to a new level whether that meant growing the annual giving, initiating a planned giving effort, or executing and launching a capital campaign. I am a seasoned professional with proven leadership skills in non-profit management including: Strategic Capacity-Building Planning, Organizational Analysis and Program Design, Public Policy Strategies, Organizational Leadership/External Relationship development; Annual Giving Planning and Execution including Planed Giving and Grant writing strategies, Development Audits and Assessments, Capital/Endowment Campaign Feasibility Studies, Capital and Endowment Campaign Planning and Execution, Board Governance strategies and Building External Relationships by engaging donors, stakeholders and community leaders. My experience includes: land trusts, human services, healthcare-both home care and major medical centers, national health care organizations, private independent schools, technical/community colleges, summer theaters, museums, United Ways and foundation funded public policy task forces.
Jo D.SaffeirConsultantJo D. Saffeir Consulting67 Leighton RoadPownalME04069(207) 400-4810Areas of expertise include agriculture and food systems, state and federal natural resource policy, sustainable forestry, land conservation, and natural climate solutions. Jo D. provides a range of services including technical facilitation, strategic planning, academic research, administration of public and private sources of conservation funding, editing, and fundraising strategy development. Past clients include Maine Farmland Trust, Forest Society of Maine, Midcoast Conservancy,
The Conservation Fund,
Woodie Wheaton Land Trust,
Land for Maine’s Future Program, and more.
Karen E.SchallerKaren Schaller Fundraising Database Consultant LLC1388 Avenue RoadExeterME04435-3407(207) 379-2032 and utilization of donor and prospect data, data conversion, custom training
TonyScucciIndependent ConsultantTony Scucci, MSW15 Belfield StreetPortlandME04103-2446(207) 775-2279Senior governance associate at BoardSource; specializes in board development, executive coaching, executive transitions, managing change, team-building, board/staff relations, and strategic planning
John K.ShorbOrganizational ConsultantThe Delphi Group4 Carter Brook DriveScarboroughME04074-7124(207) 883-2333 planning, leading and managing organizational change, management & executive coaching, workteam effectiveness, collaborative processes & conflict resolution; has worked with Mahoosuc Land Trust, Appalachian Trail Conservancy and other environmental nonprofits
MarciaSly88 Hillside RoadBrooklinME04616-3339(207) 590-2677Capital campaigns, publication coordination, direct mail, writing; Has worked with Great Pond Mtn CT and BHHT
SteveSpencerConsultantBig Pine Consulting442 Howe RoadWhitefieldME04353(207) 462-2747http://www.bigpineconsulting.comLand and water trail planning and design. Fee and easement management planning. Extensive experience with volunteers. Visitor management problem solving. Grant writing for recreation projects. Former positions include Outdoor Recreation Planner for Maine Parks and Lands and Stewardship Director for Damariscotta River Association
GarySternStern Consulting International65 Revere StreetPortlandME04103-4009(612) 600-9609Strategic planning, strategic communications, executive transition. Has worked with Kennebec Estuary LT, MCHT, Mahoosuc LT, Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Downeast Salmon Federation
LaurenStockwellBiologist / ConsultantStockwell Environmental Consulting58 Hendricks Hill RoadSouthportME04576-3013(207) 633-4417http://www.stockenv.comNRI/Biologist/Consultant/wetlands delineation
Margaret A.TapleyTelephone Outreach SpecialistMargaret A. Tapley8 Winter Street, #1AugustaME04330(207) 626-3298Telephone outreach for fundraising, membership development, public relations, and policy support
SuzanneTelfeianPhilanthropy ConsultantSue Telfeian3 Kingfisher DriveScarboroughME04074-8691(207) 838 3042All aspects of philanthropy, planned giving council. Former ED LELT; former DOD MCHT
DavidTruesdellMaine Licensed Landscape Architecttjd&a121 West Main StreetYarmouthME04096(207) 846-0757 of 9 with backgrounds in landscape architecture, recreation planning, land planning, visual resource assessment, GIS mapping, 3D modeling, graphic design, and permitting. Committed to appropriate design solutions that evolve from effective communication with the client. Have worked with Royal River Conservation Trust and Scarborough Land Trust.
AlexVan AlenTrue North29 North Main Street Suite DIpswichMA01938-2217(978) 289-7667Advisory services in the areas of land acquisition and disposition, CE negotiations and review, formation of Community Conservation partnerships, more
RodVogelFounderNatural Partners LLC7 Philip StreetCumberlandME04021(207) 653-1691Rod Vogel, founder of Natural Partners LLC, is committed to working in strategic partnership with your organization to strengthen capacity to raise transformational gifts to support your ambitious goals and aspirations. Rod has a successful track record in leading and managing teams to raise millions of private philanthropic resources for environmental and conservation causes locally, regionally and globally. Recognized for providing strong and consistent leadership in building and fostering a robust culture of philanthropy as the foundation to achieving fundraising and campaign success.
JeffWahlstromPresidentStarboard Leadership Consulting, LLC84 Harlow StreetBangorME04401-4947(207) 992-4400 Planning, Board Governance, Leadership and Team Development, Succession Planning
HarryWhiteEcologist, MS Forest Ecosystem Science, Yale UHarry White199 Sandy Brook RoadColebrookCT06021Applied science, baselines, stewardship, acquisitions, cartography, operations structure and support, unmanned aerial photography/documentation. Many LT clients include Northeast Wilderness Trust.
ChazWilcoxenFounder & Creative DirectorProtos Agency428 Fore Street, Floor 4PortlandME04101(618) 946-6869 website design, strategy, content creative direction, and videography. Works with Loon Echo Land Trust, Tin Mountain Conservation Center, and Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce.
KathyLandryPortfire EventsYorkME03909(207) 850-7785 planning & special events
SallyNewhallPresidentSea Glass Events(781) 856-4805 planning & special events
CharliFounder and PrincipalConfetti & Cocktails Event Company
Event planning
MargieDirigo Event Co. planning
BettaStothartFounder and PrincipalBetta Stothart75 Underwood RoadFalmouthME04105 and social media content strategy, writing and pitching press releases, developing effective brand and media partnerships
Nathaniel TShipleyPrincipalAssociated Appraisers of Maine, Inc.PO Box 687BathME04530(207) 443-3377 14 years experience in property valuation in Maine, single-family and multi-family residential, commercial, mixed-use, vacant land and special purpose properties (i.e. conservation easements, islands, backland, non-buildable lots, etc), market studies, court testimony and Technical Review (USPAP, YellowBook (UASFLA), State Board of Real Estate Appraisers). Certified General Real Property Appraiser, has completed LMF appraisals as well as many appraisals for federal land acquisitions projects.
PeterNaultMcManus & Nault Appraisal Company, Inc.1494 Route 3A, Suite 6BowNH03304(603) 230-9788 years appraisal experience. We specialize in appraising property for conservation purposes including vacant and improved land parcels. We have appraised small to very large timberland properties, waterfront properties, farmland, residential acreage, and just about any kind of property. We have completed appraisals for USFS, USFWS, NPS, USDA-NRCS, and many local conservation groups.
PheobeParkerPrincipalPhoebe Parker Photography(323) 481-2046 Documentary, Portrait, Headshot, Events
Drone: Licensed Drone pilot offering photo & video
Video: From filming through the final edit, single person crew for modest budgets OR a more robust but still smaller scale production team for larger campaigns.
Clients include The Nature Conservancy, Kennebec Land Trust, Local Wood Works, and Colby College.
AlisonOllivierreFounder / Senior CartographerTombolo Maps & Design(802) 989-3347 GIS Professional (GISP), has offered cartography and GIS services with a focus on outdoor recreation and conservation for over a decade. Works for National Geographic on outdoor recreation maps and previously worked for the Center for Community GIS where she worked with HHLT, KELT, MLT, MWWT, PRWC, RRCT, SRLT, and SWLA.
TomSeigelCore Market Advisors, LLC5 Depot Street, Suite 12FreeportME04032(207) 749-9784 years appraisal experience
JamieHelmstetterPrincipalHelmstetter Appraisal LLCPO Box 123CamdenME04843(207) 274-3986 years appraisal experience. Holds an MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute and has a variety of experience from commercial to all value ranges of residential property including waterfront, vacant land, large tracts, and island property.
BretVicarySewall Forestry & Natural Resource Consulting1141 Maine StreetOld TownME0446843 years appraisal experience. Specialize is forestland appraisal. First appraisal firm to appraise large working forest conservation easements in ME, NH, NH, NY -- many of which were acquired by State, Federal, regional and local NGOs. Also appraisal coastal islands.
GerilynBosseManager of OperationsSewall Forestry & Natural Resource Consulting1141 Maine StreetOld TownME04468(207) 827-9634Over 21 years experience in timberland valuation in all timberland producing regions of North America. In Maine, we have appraised everything from small lease lots to very large timberland properties. Our projects have included appraising fee simple properties, easement encumbered properties, and conservation easements. We have completed appraisal for the State of Maine, The Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Lands, USFS, USFWS, USDA-NRCS, as well as many local conservation groups. We have completed numerous appraisals under UASFLA (YellowBook) and Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) standards.
BryanMartinRoyal River ValuationPO Box 338Cumberland CenterME04021(207) 489-9442 years appraisal experience. Holds the SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute.
DonBammanMaine ValuationLamoineME(207) 893-8345 waterfront appraisals only
MarcGowdyMaine ValuationSouth BerwickME(207) 893-8345 works in southern Maine
KathrynPalano PT, DPT, MPHClinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical TherapyPalano-Nelson ConsultingKatie support Park & Recreation Departments and Land Trusts in becoming more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities and offers accessible and inclusive recreation staff training. She is happy to discuss other ways to support your organization as well.
JayCollierWordpress ConsultingThe Compass LLCFor land trusts using WordPress, it is possible to make significant improvements in user experience and ease of site management by focusing on updating and reconfiguring the weakest elements. Jay offers pro bono consults to provide suggestions for simple updates that would make a difference on WordPress websites.
JenniferWatsonPrincipalMidcoast Appraisal LLC12 Frostfish Cove RdHarpswellME04079(207) 865-3440Land appraisals for purchase by land trust or to be used for conservation- not for conservation easement.
DoreenMacGillisAssociateCreative Conservation, LLC27 Giles RoadReadfieldME04355-4138(207) 363-0616Doreen was the executive director of York Land Trust for many years, and brings a wealth of experience to her role as an independent consultant.
R. MichaelWhitePrincipalDirigo Spatial Systems, Inc.700 Main Street, Suite 3BangorME04401(207) 631-8621I have been in the GIS industry since mid 1980’ and have worked on many GIS projects in Maine and around north America. I perform GIS Consulting, Data Conversion and GIS Implementation Services.
JoanCarneyPrincipalFresh View Consulting(207) 607-9515
Doing work with Brunswick Topsham Land Trust in communications/marketing. Support in marketing strategies, WordPress website, design, and content, and serve on the communications steering committee.
RobertBallProject ManagerLandVest36 Danforth StPortlandME04101(207) 560-3820 general appraiser with 13 years experience, including for LMF and federal acquisition projects. Also a licensed forester.
CoreyGustafsonManaging DirectorCBRE(617) 582-3131 have over 20 years of appraisal experience and am both MAI (Member of the Appraisal Institute) and CRE (Counselors of Real Estate) designated. I oversee a team of over 20 valuers of which about half are MAI-designated appraisers. We have experts that are active in the New England group that are adept at the valuation of land, easements, and estate gift tax.
ChrisRingPrincipalEco Hawk Land Management SolutionsYork HarborME03909(207) 475-5195 Hawk provides monitoring services from the ground and the sky. We can help you with your annual monitoring needs. In addition to monitoring services, Eco Hawk can work with you to create management plans, conduct due diligence on land acquisition projects, and develop online outreach tool. Using unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) technology, Eco Hawk also provides mapping services and promotional imagery.
DanielMcConvillePrincipalForest Intel LLC8 Foxglove CourtYarmouthME04096(207) 944-3726Daniel McConville is a licensed Certified General Appraiser in Maine (and other states) and a licensed Forester in Maine. Mr. McConville has over 17 years’ experience in real estate appraisal, including UASFLA-compliant appraisals and review appraisals of fee and conservation easements. Mr. McConville has appraised small land parcels to properties over one million acres including timberland, waterfront parcels, residential, agriculture, mineral, and industrial properties in 18 states, four Canadian provinces, and several countries in Africa, and Central and South America.
KenCharestPrincipalCharest Appraisal ServicesHarpswellME04079(207) 450-2567Yellow Book and conservation easement appraisal reviews only
JayClosserLandVest(978) 575-0662 easement and Yellow Book appraisals, works throughout Maine
NancyWilliamsPrincipal8 Park PlaceWatervilleME04901(207) 716-6595Has served as Executive Director of conservation land trusts in Massachusetts, New York and Maine. Wide range of hands-on experience in land planning, executive functions, land acquisition, landowner outreach, website development, input of donor information into development software, grant writing, GIS map development, fundraising, newsletter writing and production, trail development, and creative problem solving. Also loves to design and develop gardens and outdoor spaces for passive enjoyment of the natural world. Retired and looking for part-time or consultant work.
BethBandyPrincipalBeth Bandy Research & Consulting LLCRichmondME04357(413) 824-2593http://www.bethbandy.comLong-time fundraising consultant specializing in prospect research, prospect research training, and nonprofit operations. Member, 1% fo the Planet
MarcStanfieldCertified General AppraiserMaineland Consultants7 Estate DriveGorhamME04038O: (207) 774-6226; C: (207) 766-8610 is a General Certified appraiser who has specialized in large acreage land valuations over the past 20+ years.
Knickerbocker Group3 Builders SquareBoothbayME04537(207) 633-3818 45 years, our Maine-based team of employee-owners has designed and built spaces with a deep connection to the land. We work with homeowners and land owners to find the right balance between housing needs and conservation planning, offering specialized services in land use consulting, real estate planning, and permitting. Offices in Portland and Boothbay.
CeciDanforthEvents & Donor Stewardship ConsultantCeci Danforth Events6 Twin PinesTopshamME04086(207) 295-5707 planning and donor acquisition and stewardship strategies for Maine’s land trusts, the conservation community, and mission-driven businesses connected to the outdoor economy in Maine. Specializing in business/nonprofit partnerships, fundraising events, and outdoor experiences for your constituents.
Robert PConcannonReal Property AppraiserRMA Associates25 York LaneLeeNH03861(603) 767-4987Will perform appraisals in York & Cumberland Counties. Has been doing conservation work for since 2020, primarily for Southeast Land Trust of NH. Contact Duane Hyde for reference.
TinaO'ConnellPresident/OwnerO'Connell Valuation Services, Inc.490 Greely Rd ExtCumberlandME04021T: 207-829-3270; C: 207-653-4312Christina "Tina" O'Connell has done appraisals for land acquired by the ME IF&W, as well as private individuals. She has an extensive portfolio of land sold or donated for open space recreational use.
FredBucklinPresident/Chief AppraiserF.W. Bucklin Appraisal Company1599 Sennebec RoadAppletonME04862T: 207-785-3772; C: 508-989-9272
Fred has decades of experience and covers the whole state of Maine as well as Massachusetts. He has a wide range of experience and does both Yellow Book appraisals and reviews.