Ryan Gates

Ryan oversees our stewardship program that takes care of 13,000 acres of conserved land. He focuses on managing large projects like the Round the Mountain Trail. Ryan came to Maine from Connecticut in 1998 when he chose to attend Unity College. After working in different parts of the state, he settled on the Midcoast in 2004. He worked as the Farm Operations Manager at nearby Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Aldermere Farm in Rockport, before he started at the Land Trust in 2018. Email Ryan.

Favorite Conservation Quote

“That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics” — Aldo Leopold