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Thank you, Whit!

May 5, 2023

After 20 years at Maine Coast Heritage Trust and 13 years as the Director of the Land Trust Program, Warren “Whit” Whitney will be retiring at the end of May to enjoy life, volunteer for causes near to his heart, and spend as much time as possible outdoors! Whit has…

An Introduction to Baldwin Hill Conservation Cemetery

May 4, 2023

Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) staff share an overview of their development of the Baldwin Hill Conservation Cemetery. Baldwin Hill now provides ecologically sound burial for people of all faiths. KLT discuss governance, stewardship, legal, technical, and financial issues and highlight how KLT made the decision to pursue this project for…

2023 Espy Land Heritage Award: Janet McMahon

May 4, 2023

  Each year, Maine Coast Heritage Trust presents the Espy Land Heritage Award to an individual, organization, agency, or coalition for exemplary conservation efforts in Maine. The award recognizes those that have made outstanding contributions to land conservation in Maine while inspiring others.  On May 3, 2023, as part of…

Facilitating Wabanaki Access – 2022 Maine Land Conservation Conference

June 23, 2022

Facilitating Wabanaki Access to Traditional Wabanaki Territory for Cultural Uses This workshop provides some history of cultural background on traditional Wabanaki land uses, describes how such cultural uses are still carried on today, what they might include and why they are important.  Information on tools being developed for securing or…

At The Speed of Trust – 2022 Maine Land Conservation Conference

June 23, 2022

At The Speed of Trust: The Role of First Light Conservation Community Delegation Beginning in 2019, a small group of people from the conservation community in Maine have been bringing their land conservation skills and experience into a conversation around increasing land and access for Wabanaki people. In this session,…

Effective Board Financial Oversight – 2022 Maine Land Conservation Conference

June 23, 2022

  Effective Board Financial Oversight Engaging your board in financial oversight is critical to the long-term health and stability of your land trust. Rethink your Board’s financial oversight and direction-setting roles and explore new tools and strategies to build Board understanding of your land trust’s greatest financial risks and key…

Governance Really Matters – 2022 Maine Land Conservation Conference

June 23, 2022

Governance Really Matters: Are You Ready for Leadership Succession? Organizational governance matters seem to always fall to the bottom of the priority list with many organizations. Hear an engaging conversation with Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust leaders Penny Asherman and Rod Vogel as they share their story of a 5-year…

Raise the Bar; Lower the Barriers – 2022 Maine Land Conservation Conference

June 23, 2022

Raise the Bar; Lower the Barriers – Making your land trust properties more accessible Two Maine-based adaptive adventure advocates share the Zoom screen to tell a story that is part inspiration, part aspiration, part actual instruction. Enock Glidden of Go Beyond the Fence and Zach Stegeman of the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center  team…

Maine Land Trust Network and MCHT’s Land Trust Program Work Together to Support Maine’s Land Trust

May 24, 2022

The Maine Land Trust Network comprises Maine’s 85 land trusts, and MCHT’s Land Trust Program includes three full time staff.  Together, they build and sustain the quality and effectiveness of land trusts as well as other organizations engaged in land conservation, drawing upon their collective expertise and resources to ensure…

2022 Espy Land Heritage Award: Jerry Bley

March 31, 2022

Maine Coast Heritage Trust presents the Espy Land Heritage Award to an individual, organization, agency, or coalition for exemplary conservation efforts in Maine.