Vinalhaven Land Trust

Organization Information

WebsiteClick to visit
Street12 Skoog Park Rd
BoxPO Box 268
Town/CityVinalhaven, Maine 04863
CountiesKnox
EmailClick to send
Phone 207-863-2543

Service Area

Vinalhaven and surrounding islands

Key Facts

  • Preserved an archipelago with innovative cooperation from U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Successfully protected Vinalhaven’s largest salt marsh
  • Maintain trails on over 700 acres
  • Cooperated with town on a resource inventory for comprehensive plan
  • Host public picnics, trail walks and community open house
  • Fundraised to purchase land adjoining town park land; subsequently donated purchased land to town
  • Sponsor fifteen to twenty environmental education walks open to all each year; topics include birds, geology, intertidal life, wildflowers
  • Annually sponsors 15-20 field days with naturalists for school children
  • Participated and helped sponsor state wide tax study
  • Large portion of the watershed for the town water supply is now owned in fee by VLT
  • Protected a favored community outlook, Big Tip Toe Mountain, as well as the surrounding 40 acres, from development
  • Opened a new Story Trail on the Granite Island Preserve, encouraging readers young & old to follow the pages of a changing, favorite children’s story through what was once an island quarrying site, now moss covered forest floor, on their journey to the Basin shore.

Vinalhaven Land Trust is an accredited land trust.

Accredited Land Trust

Main Contact

NameLinnell Mather
TitleExecutive Director
AddressP.O. Box 268, Vinalhaven, ME 04863
EmailClick to send
Phone 207-863-2543

Alternate Contact

NameDavid Hyde
TitlePresident
Address96 Poland Range Road, Pownal, ME 04069