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Spring Hikes and More!

Join us in welcoming spring to Maine! Stretch your legs, get some fresh air, and bring your family on a spring hike or volunteer event this spring! Spring Hikes Saturdays, May 25-June 8, 9:30am All except June 8 meet at Tidal Falls Preserve, Hancock at 9:30am. Offered in partnership with the Downeast Senior College. Pre-registration… Read more

With Spring Comes Migrating Birds to FBC Properties

In Maine, wildlife is almost ready to wake up from a long winter’s nap. Other critters will begin flocking north as the leaves emerge and flowers bloom. Birds are one of the key indicators that tell our eyes and ears: it’s spring again! We’re happy to conserve habitat for “Woody”—the summer spruce grouse at Frances… Read more

In the News: Hog Bay

In the News: Hog Bay

December 20, 2018

At the beginning of December, Frenchman Bay Conservancy announced that it had received a $94,500 grant to protect a 17-acre parcel on Hog Bay in Franklin. The grant came from the Maine Natural Resources Conservation Program, as noted on Maine Public Radio “Maine Conservation Programs From York to Aroostook Get Help.” Local papers wrote with… Read more

FBC Awarded $94,500 to Protect Wetlands on Hog Bay

The tidal mudflats of Hog Bay are rich with life. The extensive area exposed at low tide includes natural habitats for horseshoe crabs, waterfowl, and other wildlife. Now a portion of the bay’s forested coastline and valuable bird habitat will be protected from waterfront development. Thanks to a $94,500 grant awarded on November 29 from… Read more

Trails Tuesday: Runners Go ‘Back to the Woods’

The first season of the Downeast Conservation Trail Race Series attracted new visitors to natural areas from Orland to Baring   BARING, Maine—A new partnership is promoting an alternative way to experience the great outdoors. Local runners can’t get enough. Between the first race in August and the final race on November 11, over 350… Read more

Autumn Trail Race Results and Photos

Although the course was wet, the weather on Sunday was all sunshine and over 70 runners came out to Sumner Memorial High School in Sullivan to test their trail running skills! For the past six years, Jennifer Britz of Bar Harbor has claimed the Double Trouble Challenge prize for the top female trail runner in… Read more

Downeast Conservation Network is Hiring

Downeast Conservation Network is searching for a new network Coordinator. DCN is a regional network partnership of conservation, research, and education organizations working in Hancock and Washington Counties, Maine. Our mission is to connect conservation, research, education, and communities in Downeast Maine. The DCN Coordinator works with a 15-member Steering Committee and regional partners to… Read more

FBC to Apply for Accreditation Renewal

Public Notice The land trust 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… Read more

Race Route Marked

October 22, 2018

Now you can follow the 4-mile (orange) and 8-mile (blue) routes on the Baker Hill, Long Ledges, and Schoodic Connector Trails to train for the upcoming Autumn Trail Race. Maps and more information. Read more

It’s Trail Race Season – Double Trouble Race Series begins October 28

The days are shorter, the mornings cooler. Leaves are losing their green luster, revealing yellow, orange, and red pigments only seen this time of year. It’s finally autumn. It’s finally trail race season! This year, Frenchman Bay Conservancy is helping launch a coalition of six Downeast nonprofits hosting the first annual Downeast Conservation Trail Race… Read more