Four-Season Fun in the Downeast Lakes

December 5th, 2017

With frosty nights and snow squalls knocking at our doorstep, it’s here: winter.  When you count up the many outdoor adventures to be had in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest (DLCF), the Grand Lake Stream area is truly a four-season destination.  Once the snowflakes begin to fly, the real fun begins. At the heart of …Read More


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“Community Conservation” Film Screenings Held Across Maine

November 14th, 2017

Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is co-hosting two upcoming screenings of Mark Ireland’s documentary film, “Community Conservation: Finding the Balance Between Nature and Culture.”  After premiering on Maine Public Television in May, the film has received excellent reviews and highlights the work of four land trusts in Maine: Androscoggin Land Trust, Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Rangeley …Read More


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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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DLLT Welcomes New Board Member

August 29th, 2017

We are pleased to welcome Mr. Bruce Dubee as the newest member of the Downeast Lakes Land Trust Board of Directors.  Born and raised in Rhode Island, he holds a B.S. in Natural Resources Management, specializing in soil science with a minor in forestry, from the University of Rhode Island. For over 30 years, Bruce …Read More


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DLLT To Host Benefit Concert For GLS Historical Society

August 16th, 2017

On Friday, September 1st, Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to welcome back “From Away Downeast,” leading performers of historical and traditional music in Downeast Maine.  For their “Maine Woods – Maine Waters” performance, you’ll hear songs of working “in the woods,” “driving” logs down flooded rivers, watching the coastline, harvesting the fish of Maine’s …Read More


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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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Maine Conservation Corps Arrives In Grand Lake Stream

July 26th, 2017

Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to welcome a trail crew from the Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) to build and improve upon three trails in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest (DLCF).  MCC was established by Maine’s governor and legislature in 1983 and since then has recruited and placed hundreds of members who have accomplished countless …Read More


Posted in Natural Resources & Wildlife, News

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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