What We Do
We permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of western Penobscot Bay.
We accomplish our mission by:
- Working proactively and cooperatively with land owners to establish a system of conservation lands that feature:
- habitat supporting biological diversity;
- water resources, including rivers, lakes, wetlands, aquifers, and the bay;
- farms and forests managed for sustained productivity; and
- scenic landscapes essential to our sense of place.
- Sustaining the natural and historic values or our conservation lands through a strong stewardship program based on monitoring, management, restoration, and enforcement.
- Providing opportunities for the public to access and explore natural places.
- Promoting public awareness for and support for land conservation through a broad outreach effort.
- Collaborating with towns, agencies, and other organizations to protect resources that meet exceptional needs in the communities we serve.
- Engaging volunteers to help implement our conservation work.
In 2008 we earned the right to proudly display the above seal by becoming one of the first land trusts in the country (and the first in Maine) to receive accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program established by the Land Trust Alliance to ensure the accountability and quality of work of land conservation organizations.
We are particularly proud of this letter of commendation from U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree recognizing the significance of receiving accreditation.