Maine Conservation Corps Arrives In Grand Lake Stream

July 26th, 2017

Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to welcome a trail crew from the Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) to build and improve upon three trails in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest (DLCF).  MCC was established by Maine’s governor and legislature in 1983 and since then has recruited and placed hundreds of members who have accomplished countless …Read More


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Tipping in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest

November 18th, 2016

While it may not feel like the start of winter with the unseasonably warm weather, wreath making season is upon us!  Washington County is home to dense stands of Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea), the fragrant evergreen used to make wreaths, sprays, and other holiday decorations.  Maine ships balsam wreaths all over the world and tipping …Read More


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White-tailed Deer Management in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest

November 4th, 2016

November in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest (DLCF) can mean only one thing: It’s deer hunting season.  Since its inception, Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) has focused on land management practices that improve deer habitat.  Perhaps one of the most culturally significant species in the Downeast Lakes region, white-tailed deer population declines in the last …Read More


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Birding In Grand Lake Stream

May 23rd, 2016

May is an amazing month, filled with birth, growth, and the return of many of our feathered friends that have spent their winter in warmer climates.  Many migratory birds have already arrived in the Downeast Lakes region, readying their nesting sites and foraging on the plentiful bounties of spring.  Birding is a favorite pastime of …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


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A “Big Night” For Amphibians

March 14th, 2016

The first few weeks of spring is a magical time of change in the Downeast Lakes region.  Winter weakens its icy grip, tree buds begin to swell, familiar bird songs are heard, and many creatures celebrate the growing hours of daylight.  For frogs and salamanders, their big night awaits… Every year in April, countless species …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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When The Ice Thickens…

January 7th, 2016

Each winter, as sub-zero nights and blustery days take hold in Grand Lake Stream, the ice begins to thicken on the pristine lakes of Washington County.  While some choose to warm themselves by the woodstove with a good book, many people are anxious to partake in a North Country tradition – Ice Fishing!  By the …Read More


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Citizen Science Opportunity – Help the Maine Forest Service

December 2nd, 2015

Last week, the Maine Forest Service released a statement requesting public help with monitoring a potentially threatening invasive species.  Winter Moth, Operophtera brumata, showed up in eastern Massachusetts in the early 2000’s and has since spread westward in MA, into Rhode Island and can now be found in coastal Maine from Kittery to Bar Harbor.  …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


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