Mission & Vision

Photo courtesy of Mike Harris

Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s mission is to permanently conserve land for the benefit
of the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay region.


A future in which the mountains, lakes, woods, streams, and open spaces that sustain the diversity of our region’s native ecosystems, define our sense of place, and support a strong local economy, are preserved and valued by the community.

Core Values


We are committed to securing long-term outcomes to benefit future generations.


We base our relationships —within our organization, with the public, and our members—on trust, openness, and inclusion.


We work to provide public benefit, not private or individual gain. We are transparent and fiscally responsible while striving to be both effective and efficient.


We partner with individuals, organizations, and communities to identify challenges, create solutions, and achieve mutual goals.


We work toward specific outcomes based upon research and planning while remaining flexible to opportunities.