Woodie Wheaton Land Trust

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Organization Information

WebsiteClick to visit
Street2 Grove Road
Town/CityForest City Twp, Maine 04413
CountiesAroostook and Washington
EmailClick to send
Phone 207-448-3250
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Service Area

Our mission is to protect, preserve, and conserve the land and water of the Chiputneticook Lakes Region of Eastern Maine and Western New Brunswick for the benefit of present and future generations. We act as stewards of the land, wetlands, timberland, lakes, and shorelines for year-round residents, Woodie Wheaton’s members, and its many, many visitors.

The Chiputneticook Lakes Region is composed of a series of lakes that straddle the United States and Canadian border (in Maine and New Brunswick). The area serves as the headwaters of the historic St. Croix River. Our primary focus is on the international waters of East Grand Lake and Spednic Lake, as well as Mud Lake, North Lake, Palfrey Lake, and the headwaters of the East Grand.

Key Facts

WWLT completed its first fee purchase in 1996, after the Trust’s founders witnessed a floatplane landing on Spednic Lake and placing a “For Sale” sign on Birch Island and Little Birch Island — properties widely considered the “crown jewels” of the lake. WWLT completed a 25-acre fee purchase of the islands, which was later conveyed to the State of Maine with restrictive deed covenants. Since then, WWLT has acquired more than a dozen properties for purposes of protection and preservation.

We create meaningful relationships within the community to build a common sense of purpose in conservation. We seek to strengthen the surrounding communities by promoting responsible community access, tourism, and sustainable economic development.

By strategically managing land through protection and restoration, we make it possible for individuals and families to experience nature in ways that leave lasting impressions. We connect people to nature and each other.

Main Contact

NameMadison Shaw
TitleOffice Manager
Address2 Grove Road, Forest City, Maine 04413
EmailClick to send
Phone 207-448-3250

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