Volunteer Work Day In The Community Forest

September 26th, 2017

This past summer, Downeast Lakes Land Trust contracted the Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) to build almost 2 miles of new trail in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest (DLCF), and make several improvements to existing trails.  The MCC crew did an excellent job, extending and completing the Tower Hill Trail, and building the Trail to Tomorrow, a …Read More

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Fall Birding in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest

September 15th, 2017

Yesterday, DLLT was pleased to welcome local birder and forest ecologist, Marion Bates, for a birding walk in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest.  With 19 pairs of binoculars trained on the skies and trees, numerous species of fall migrants were viewed in the many different habitats of Grand Lake Stream and the community forest.  Warblers, …Read More

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Friends of the Community Forest Work Day

July 17th, 2017

Back in May, Downeast Lakes Land Trust introduced the “Friends of the Community Forest.”  The “Friends” is a group of community members who have an eagerness to help maintain the trails, campsites, roads, and other important sites in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest. Volunteer work might range from cleaning up trash, recovering trail log books, clearing …Read More

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An Important Time For Wildlife

July 5th, 2017

A reminder to everyone exploring and recreating in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest.  Summer love is in the air! During late spring and early summer, the Downeast Lakes region is bursting at the seams with new life.  Animals that are waking from their winter slumber or returning from migration are in the midst of reproducing …Read More

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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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