Downeast Lakes Land Trust Honors Former Board Member

July 31st, 2017

The 2017 Downeast Lakes Conservation Award was presented to former DLLT Board Member Karin Tilberg by DLLT Board Member Edward McGrath and DLLT Executive Director David Montague at DLLT’s annual meeting and picnic. A longtime supporter and champion of conservation in Maine, Karin’s expertise was crucial to the early success of DLLT.  During the formation …Read More


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Community Forests Workshop A Success

June 27th, 2017

On Saturday, June 24th, Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) was thrilled to host an exciting workshop, titled “Community Forests – Forests For People” in Grand Lake Stream.  Organized by the Downeast Conservation Network (formerly DEREN), DLLT, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Northern Forest Center, and funded by the Jessie B. Cox Foundation, the day-long program focused …Read More


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DLLT Honors Elmina B. Sewall Foundation

September 20th, 2016

The 2016 Downeast Lakes Conservation Award was presented to the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation at this summer’s Downeast Lakes Land Trust annual meeting. Elmina B. Sewall Foundation has been a long-time supporter of the Downeast Lakes Land Trust and has helped numerous conservation organizations in Maine.  The award was presented by DLLT Board President Sydney …Read More


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DLLT Acquires the West Grand Lake Community Forest!

July 1st, 2016

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the 21,870 acre West Grand Lake Community Forest (WGLCF), completing an eight-year, $19.4 million campaign and fulfilling a 370,000 acre community-led conservation vision in the Downeast Lakes region.  The land was purchased from The Lyme Timber Company of Hanover, NH, and protects …Read More


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Grand Lake Stream ATV Club Blazes The Trail

May 10th, 2016

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) supports local organizations that improve the local economy and the overall environmental well-being of the beautiful Downeast Lakes region.  One group that is improving outdoor recreation opportunities and public access is the Grand Lake Stream ATV Club. The Grand Lake Stream ATV Club maintains over 80 miles of trails …Read More


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Waite General Store Continues Support of DLLT and Yacolucci Woods

October 21st, 2015

The work of the Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is a collaborative effort that requires a great deal of support from individuals, organizations, and businesses.  Without assistance from the surrounding communities, conserving natural resources and spaces becomes much more difficult when left to a few people.  One locally-owned business that is continuing its support of …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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Conservation Interns Reflect On A Wonderful Summer

August 26th, 2015

David Lappin and Kallie Clapper, Downeast Lakes Land Trust’s 2015 Conservation Interns, recently finished their summer internship and reflected on their time spent in Grand Lake Stream: After a very short, and very special eight weeks, we unfortunately must end our time in Grand Lake Stream.  In a place that has held true to its …Read More


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Downeast Lakes Land Trust Honors Former Executive Director

August 3rd, 2015

The 2015 Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) Conservation Award was presented to former Executive Director Mark Berry for his eight years of hard work and dedication to DLLT and to the people of the Downeast Lakes region.  Presented by Board President and Vermont Poet Laureate, Syd Lea, the award was given at DLLT’s Annual Meeting …Read More


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Community and Forest Clean Up + Volunteers = Fun and Success

June 18th, 2015

Stewardship occurs on many fronts, but all involve caring for the land that we protect and enjoy.  Something as simple as picking up a can or bottle thoughtlessly discarded on the roadside is an act of stewardship.  Over time, these small actions help to preserve the aesthetic beauty and ecological integrity of the forest.  On …Read More


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