York Land Trust and its members value the need for a healthy natural environment to ensure the social, economic and overall well-being of our community.
Our goal is to conserve and protect our region’s lands of ecological, historic, scenic, agricultural and cultural significance. We are a member-supported, nonprofit organization and work with local, state and federal partners through the Mt. Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Initiative (MtA2C). Together, we’ve helped permanently protect landscapes, waterways, wildlife and natural resources that define our community’s unique character. Today, there are more than13,000 acres of protected land within a 48,000-acre area comprising portions of six southern Maine towns including Kittery, York, Eliot, the Berwicks and Wells. (View/download the MtA2C Project Area Map.)
Thanks to the generous, annual support of our more than 600 members, we are able to:
- Conserve land through conservation easements, land donations and purchases;
- Collaborate with landowners, state agencies, town governments and conservation partners to protect, manage and restore critical ecosystems, and
- Inspire greater appreciation for nature through educational programs and opportunities to explore our preserves.
We would love to have you join us! Find out more about supporting our efforts.