Publications and Documents

The documents are samples actually in use by land trusts around the state and country, and have been tailored to their own specific needs.

These documents are not intended as legal, accounting, or other professional advice, and Maine Coast Heritage Trust cannot attest to the legal, financial, or tax consequences of their use. As each land trust’s organizational and project goals are unique, Maine Coast Heritage Trust recommends that all land trusts engage experienced professionals to assist them in evaluating and understanding how to use the information provided here.

MCHT/MLTN Publications

The files below require either the free Adobe Reader or Microsoft Word.

Community Centered Conservation

Sample Documents

Some of the files below require the free Adobe Reader.

Board Policies


Land Protection


Coalition Building

Articles of Interest


Relevant Websites

Here are more online resources available to help you learn more about land conservation, land trusts, nonprofit management, and more.