Upcoming Road Closure on Fourth Lake Road

September 2nd, 2016

Downeast Lakes Land Trust would like to provide ample notification to area residents and visitors about an upcoming temporary road closure of the Fourth Lake Road at No Name Brook, south of The Pines Road.  The purpose of this temporary closure is to replace a stream crossing, as part of DLLT’s continuing efforts to improve waterway conditions …Read More


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Brush Piles For Wildlife Habitat

March 30th, 2016

Conservation land managers often have many decisions to make when planning a sustainable timber harvest.  Habitat management and restoration projects can be costly, and the sale of timber products helps to offset those costs.  The products that are sold and the strategies employed to maximize benefits for conservation are crucial choices that must be made. …Read More


Posted in Farm Cove Community Forest, Natural Resources & Wildlife

DLLT Profiled On “Wild Maine” Radio Show

February 24th, 2016

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) contributes to the local economy and environment in many ways.  With sustainable timber harvests, education programs, and numerous habitat restoration projects happening throughout the year, it’s important to let the general public know about the many benefits the Farm Cove Community Forest has to offer. On February 13th, following …Read More


Posted in Farm Cove Community Forest, Media Coverage

The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend School Partnership

February 16th, 2016

The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend (GMOW) is a biannual weekend that takes place all over the state of Maine.  The GMOW, a project of the Maine Outdoor Coalition, is a series of events led by outdoor oriented organizations and companies to celebrate the how, where, and what of being active outside in Maine.  The Downeast Lakes …Read More


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Managing For Mature Forests

January 19th, 2016

When people envision a mature forest, they likely think back to the days before the industrial revolution.  They imagine large, unbroken tracts of virgin forestland, teeming with wildlife and dominated by towering conifers and established hardwoods.  This idyllic landscape has largely been lost among the many generations that have needed lumber, paper, and fuel to …Read More


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‘Tis The Season To Be Wreathing

November 18th, 2015

With the nightly frosts growing heavy and winter knocking at the door, it’s time for a true Downeast tradition: tipping!  The collection of Balsam Fir boughs, or “tipping brush,” is a timeless tradition and an essential part of the local economy in Downeast Maine.  The creation of holiday wreaths and decorations using these fragrant trees …Read More


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Another Stream Crossing Restoration Completed

October 2nd, 2015

In the ongoing effort to restore stream habitats, the Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) recently completed a culvert replacement project at Grand Lake Brook, located on the Fourth Lake Road in the Farm Cove Community Forest.  Through the installation of a 20 foot bottomless arch culvert, the stream crossing has been greatly improved, allowing for …Read More


Posted in Farm Cove Community Forest, Natural Resources & Wildlife, Thanks

Tipping with the Downeast Lakes Land Trust

December 1st, 2014

Despite a foot of snow and the threat of freezing rain, a group of intrepid supporters of the Downeast Lakes Land Trust sallied forth into the Farm Cove Community Forest to gather balsam fir tips on Sunday, November 30. “They don’t crack as well as they do when it’s below zero.”noted DLLT Director Steve Schaefer …Read More


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Downeast Lakes Land Trust Hosts Chainsaw Safety Workshop

November 13th, 2014

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust was pleased to host Steve Laweryson from St. Peter Safety Services in Jackman, ME for a full day workshop on chainsaw safety.  Arborists, foresters and weekend chainsaw warriors all attended to refresh their skills or learn for the first time how to handle and maintain their chainsaws safely while avoiding injury. Laweryson described …Read More


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A Trail to Tomorrow

September 24th, 2014

“These ideas, are set forth with hope that this, Trail To Tomorrow, will lead to such things as towering, well-managed forests, an abundant supply of clean, pure water, a continuing supply of fish and game… The choice is ours; whatever lies at the end of the trail will be the collective effort of each of …Read More


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