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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Maine Land Trust Film Premiering on Maine Public Television

May 10th, 2017

An independent film that showcases DLLT and Grand Lake Stream, titled “Community Conservation: Finding the Balance Between Nature and Culture,” will soon be premiering on Maine Public Television.  The documentary was produced, filmed, and edited by Mark Ireland, of MI Media, and features the conservation work of Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Androscoggin Land Trust, Brunswick-Topsham Land …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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DLLT Featured In Land Trust Alliance’s “Saving Land”

March 17th, 2017

Downeast Lakes Land Trust is a proud member of the Land Trust Alliance, a nationwide, collaborative network of land trusts that offers support and training for conservation organizations.  The Alliance also provides the Land Trust Standards and Practices – ethical and technical guidelines for responsible land trust operations and management. Land Trust Alliance’s quarterly publication, …Read More


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2017 Summer Internship Opportunity

March 13th, 2017

Downeast Lakes Land Trust Internship – 2017 (1 position) Community Forest Conservation: Habitat, Recreation, & Education Downeast Lakes Land Trust is based in Grand Lake Stream, Maine. We protect lakeshores, improve fish and wildlife habitats, provide public recreation opportunities, offer educational programs, and support jobs in the forest and on the water. We are dedicated …Read More


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Winter Survival in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest

February 22nd, 2017

In Northern New England, winter can be a harsh and unforgiving season.  With a passion for winter sports and outdoor recreation deeply rooted in the traditional culture of Downeast Maine, being well-informed and educated about winter safety and survival techniques is of the utmost importance.  The earlier one learns these critical skills, the better. On …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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The Winter Wonders Of Grand Lake Stream

January 10th, 2017

When people speak of Grand Lake Stream, they often gush about the amazing fly fishing, wide-open lakes, early-morning sunrises up to camp, July’s Folk Art Festival, or storied hunting trips.  While summer and fall are magical seasons, the Downeast Lakes region’s best kept secret is winter. The transformation of the village from the drab browns …Read More


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DEER Program Explores The Community Forest

December 20th, 2016

This school year, Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is offering a new educational program for local students in the Downeast Lakes region.  DownEast Environmental Researchers (DEER, for short) is a year-long, experiential program that brings students to four different locations in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest to conduct ecological studies and raise awareness of the …Read More


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Supporting Citizen Science – The Christmas Bird Count

December 13th, 2016

What is citizen science? Loosely defined as “the collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by members of the general public,” citizen science can be a very useful tool.  While scientists are not able to be in numerous places all at once, crowd sourcing scientific data from the general public has proven …Read More


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