Introducing the “Friends of the Community Forest”

May 22nd, 2017

With the Downeast Lakes Community Forest now growing to encompass over 55,000 acres, maintaining the same level of exemplary management is more important than ever. Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to announce a new volunteer initiative – “Friends of the Community Forest.” The “Friends” will be a group of community members who have an …Read More


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New DLLT Donation Thank You Gifts!

April 20th, 2017

Since 2001, your support has enabled the Downeast Lakes Land Trust to conserve more than 370,000 acres in the Downeast Lakes region, including the 55,678-acre Downeast Lakes Community Forest.  Protecting public access and improving wildlife habitat is only possible with generous donations from our nationwide network of supporters.  As DLLT continues to contribute to the …Read More


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A Weekend Built For Birdwatching

February 14th, 2017

This weekend (February 17 – 20), the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society are holding the annual “Great Backyard Bird Count.”  Launched in 1998, the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.  Participants from all …Read More


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Support DLLT This Thanksgiving Weekend (And Beyond!)

November 22nd, 2016

It’s here! Time for a plate full of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, the works…  Likely followed by a long walk at your favorite local conservation land (or a nap!).  While many people will be watching football or heading into the woods, others will spend their holiday weekend shopping from the comfort of their own home. …Read More


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DLLT Community Forests Renamed

August 2nd, 2016

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is pleased to announce the renaming of the Farm Cove Community Forest (FCCF) and the West Grand Lake Community Forest (WGLCF). With the recent acquisition of the WGLCF adding an additional 21,780 acres of contiguous land, the two community forests will be combined and renamed the “Downeast Lakes Community …Read More


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New Member Joins DLLT Board

July 14th, 2016

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is pleased to welcome Mr. Jeffrey Pierce as the newest member of DLLT’s Board of Directors.  Mr. Pierce has a BA in English from the University of Montana and is currently a Residential Real Estate Broker for Mulkerin Real Estate in Portland, ME.  As a young child, Jeff was …Read More


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DLLT To Offer Private Education Programs

June 20th, 2016

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) offers year-round public education programs that highlight the natural and cultural history of the Downeast Lakes region.  When visiting the Grand Lake Stream area, if busy schedules don’t align with our public program dates, we now have another educational option.  DLLT is pleased to be offering “Private Education Programs” …Read More


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DLLT Welcomes New Board Member

June 1st, 2016

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is pleased to welcome Mr. Robert Gagner as the newest member of its Board of Directors.  Originally from Woodland, Maine, Mr. Gagner holds an AS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine-Orono and a BA in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas. Robert and his wife, Bonnie, …Read More


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Support DLLT on Amazon Smile!

February 29th, 2016

As technology continues to connect individuals and organizations from all over the globe, there are more ways than ever before to support your favorite non-profit organization.  Meet AmazonSmile… Amazon has introduced a new form of charitable giving that allows customers to choose which group they want to support.  All you have to do is shop …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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