228-Acre Partridge Cove Property Conserved by FBC

Frenchman Bay Conservancy has closed on the purchase of the 228-acre Partridge Cove property in Lamoine, the site of the highly contested ‘glamp’-ground. The property will be permanently conserved, reflecting the Town of Lamoine’s support for open space, outdoor recreation, and conservation efforts that promote wildlife habitat and wildlife corridors through the town. LAMOINE, ME—… Read more

Stakeholder Notification: Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Renewal

The Land Trust Alliance’s accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Frenchman Bay Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the… Read more

Introducing: 2024 Cabin Fever Hiking Challenge

We love Maine in every season, but these cold days can certainly have us wishing for spring and summer! FBC trails remain open all season long, and can provide a great way to break up the monotony of winter hibernation. To carry us through these final winter months, we’re introducing the new Cabin Fever Hiking… Read more

Whitney Community Forest in Ellsworth Now Permanent Community Green Space

Frenchman Bay Conservancy closed on the 405-acre Whitney Community Forest adjacent to the Ellsworth High School. The property is the largest remaining tract of undeveloped woodlands within walking distance from downtown Ellsworth, and already features an informal trail system used by the local community. In addition to the Whitney Community Forest, FBC also closed on… Read more

FBC closes on former golf course in Trenton, site of future Jordan River Preserve

Frenchman Bay Conservancy closed on the former Bar Harbor Golf Course at the end of September, conserving 186 acres of coastal wetlands and adjacent uplands that will become the future Jordan River Preserve.  By conserving the property FBC is protecting over 1 mile of vulnerable coastline from development, building climate resilience and critical wetland habitat… Read more

FBC Announces $10 Million Campaign to Protect Land, Sea, & Livelihoods

Frenchman Bay Conservancy is announcing a $10 million comprehensive capital campaign to protect land, sea, and livelihoods in Downeast Maine. The campaign will raise the funds to protect 10,000 new acres of valuable land, enhance stewardship of our preserves to maximize benefits to nature and people, and expand outdoor education in our local public schools… Read more

The Sinclair Property: When The Shore Isn’t a Sure Thing

Over the course of this season I’ve discussed quite a few FBC preserves. There are over twenty of them, after all, all primed and perfect for an afternoon in nature. But these public-facing preserves are just part of the story. Roughly 13,000 acres of land across eastern Hancock County are under FBC ownership or easement,… Read more