Trail Crew Hard At Work In Grand Lake Stream

July 27th, 2016

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is thrilled to be hosting a trail crew from the Student Conservation Association (SCA).  SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.  The SCA crew will be working …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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Video: Grand Lake Stream Community Benefits from Forest Project

February 6th, 2014

When Lyme Timber purchased 22,000-acres around Grand Lake Stream, it did more than launch Downeast Lakes Land Trust on the West Grand Lake Community Forest Project.  Through the help of CEI Capital Management, Coastal Enterprises, the Northern Forest Center, and Bangor Savings Bank, New Markets Tax Credits enabled the community of Grand Lake Stream to acquire key parcels for future growth …Read More


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Receiving Nation’s First California Compliance Forest Carbon Offsets

November 13th, 2013

Finite Carbon and the Downeast Lakes Land Trust today announced the nation’s first issuance of California Air Resources Board Offset Credits for a forestry project. Nearly 200,000 compliance offsets were issued for the Farm Cove Improved Forest Management Project in eastern Maine. The initial offsets have been contracted to two non-disclosed compliance buyers in the first sales of registered and issued forestry offsets for California’s greenhouse gas cap and trade program.


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New Method Could Help to Restore Maine Streams

September 18th, 2013

Maine-built Concrete Arch Culvert Installed to Improve Trout Habitat Poorly designed culverts are blocking the natural movement of brook trout and other aquatic wildlife on thousands of streams across Maine.  Restoring free access to habitat is essential to protecting populations of wild brook trout. Maine has more than 80% of the remaining U.S. native stocks …Read More


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Mushroom Munchers Converge on Grand Lake Stream

August 27th, 2013

The wet summer has led to an explosion of mushrooms in the forests.  The Downeast Lakes Land Trust was please to sponsor a series of hikes and talks with Greg Marley, a noted amateur mycologist. Participants built skills and confidence in identifying which mushrooms are choice and which are deadly poisonous. Attendees ranged from experienced to …Read More


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Intern Mary Carmack Reflects on Her Summer

August 7th, 2013

Today is my last day here in Grand Lake Stream, and it’s hard to believe eight weeks of summer went by so fast. I have been lucky to spend this summer as an intern for the Land Trust. Though I was familiar with the Land Trust before this summer thanks to GLS visits with my …Read More


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Community Weighs in on West Grand Lake Forest Project

July 11th, 2013

Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) Executive Director Mark Berry led a community information and discussion session concerning the West Grand Lake Community Forest Project in the town building of Grand Lake Stream last night. The West Grand Lake Forest property wraps around the village of Grand Lake Stream, and is adjacent to other conservation lands, …Read More


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Prominent Coverage in Northern Woodlands

March 11th, 2013

We were pleased to see Downeast Lakes Land Trust featured prominently not once, but twice, in the Spring 2013 issue of Northern Woodlands.  Since the magazine covers the forest from New York to Maine, it’s likely many of their readers don’t know our neighborhood or the Downeast Lakes Land Trust.  But, if you’re among our …Read More


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21,870-Acre Community Forest Effort Reaches Milestone

December 18th, 2012

Maine Acquires Conservation Easement in Partnership; Land Trust Pursuing Community Forest Purchase Today the Downeast Lakes Land Trust and Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry announced the Department’s purchase of a conservation easement on 21,870 acres in Grand Lake Stream from The Lyme Timber Company. The West Grand Lake Forest property wraps around the …Read More


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