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Announcements

Proposal Deadline Extended

In the interest of gathering the richest pool of proposals possible, we are extending the deadline for submissions until Wednesday, December 3rd. If you had interest in submitting something but didn’t have time to meet the previous deadline, we hope you will take advantage of this extension and send us your proposal. More information and link to submission form here. Thank you!

Access For All to Public Lands

A new booklet from the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association addresses the considerations involved with creating equitable access to public lands. Read more.

Now Accepting Conference Workshop Proposals

As part of our planning for the Maine Land Conservation Conference, Maine Coast Heritage Trust is inviting YOU to participate by submitting a proposal for a conference workshop, field trip or half-day seminar. Find out more.

Featured Conservation Story

Annual Gathering of Land Stewards

On October 1st, thirty-five land stewards from all over Maine gathered in Harpswell for a chance to share ideas, problem solve together and learn from the significant expertise they represent as a group. The skies were gray but the rain held off and we spent the morning at the Austin Cary Forest. Most people are surprised to learn Read more.

Land Trust News

Maine Court Ruling Clarifies that Land Trusts are Eligible for Property Tax Exemption

We are very pleased to share with you the news that the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled yesterday that land conservation is a charitable purpose under the Maine Property Tax Exemption statute. The ruling settles a dispute between the Town of Limington and Francis Small Heritage Trust (FSHT) regarding the property tax exempt eligibility of FSHT's preserves. [read more]

A Primer on Property Tax Procedural Choices

By Rob Levin, Esq. -- Rob Levin is a Maine attorney who specializes in land conservation and nonprofit organizations. Rob recently assisted a Maine arts organization in successfully challenging a town's denial of property tax exemption, and has advised Maine... [read more]