How We Protect Land

We protect open space (land) through acquisition or conservation easements.  Please read Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Conservation Options and Conservation Easements for Maine Landowners.

Some of the lands we protect are mitigation lands.  In order to reduce the loss of important wetlands that protect our water quality and provide wildlife habitat, the U.S. Clean Water Act requires projects that disturb existing wetlands to mitigate those losses through permanent protection of even larger amounts of significant wetland.

Public and private funds help us protect land.  When you see this sign on a property, we received a grant from Land for Maine's Future.