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Salt Pond Preserve: To See the Forest for the Trees

I will be the first to admit that, in general, my writing tends to gravitate towards gravitas. Verdant coastal isles, summer colonies and railroads, isolated wildernesses–these are settings straight out of a dime novel. But for all my prattling, I have yet to dive into our state’s most bountiful and significant natural resource: our forests…. Read more

Schoodic Bog: A Taste of the Northwoods

Maine is quite the endless enigma.  It has the low population density and large uninhabited areas typical of a western state like Montana and Wyoming. The conifer-hardwood forests, rocky uplands and hemiboreal wildlife are nearly identical to those of the Upper Midwest. Low per capita incomes and a very rural population (the most rural in… Read more

A Voyage to a Little-Known Jewel of Frenchman Bay

Sorrento, ME– When one hears the name “Frenchman Bay Conservancy”, it is hard not to think of the body of water for which it’s named. Bound by the peaks of Mount Desert Island, the Schoodic Peninsula and the jagged fingers of the Mount Desert Narrows, there are few places on the coast that can rival… Read more

Monday Night Music is Back for 2023!

Mark your calendars for the 2023 Herb Hodgkins Monday Music Concert Series! Join us at FBC’s Tidal Falls Preserve for a fun-filled evening of live music, great atmosphere, and a couple of food trucks to round out the event. We look forward to seeing you this summer, and hope you’ll share the event with your… Read more

FBC and Conservation Partners Permanently Protect Additional Harvester Access in Sullivan and Gouldsboro

Frenchman Bay Conservancy (FBC) closed on two properties in Hancock County, permanently protecting additional public access for local harvesters in Sullivan and Gouldsboro, in response to growing concerns around shoreline privatization over the past several years.  Hancock County, ME—Frenchman Bay Conservancy (FBC) has closed on two properties that protect shoreline access along important harvesting locations:… Read more

New Year’s Resolution Refresh with FBC

February is right around the corner, and I have a question for you: How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolution? If you’ve abandoned your grand plans and the “New Year, New Me” mantra, don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Statistically, most people lose motivation for their resolutions by February. (There’s even an unofficial… Read more

FBC Achieves 2022-2023 Nature-Based Education Fundraising Goal

  HANCOCK COUNTY, ME— We are excited to announce that we have achieved our nature-based education fundraising goals for the 2022-2023 academic year, in part due to the generosity of local business sponsor, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. The Bank, one of the original sponsors of FBC’s pilot program with Maine Outdoor School (MOS), L3C,… Read more