Forests and Lakes – For People – Forever ®



What We Do

Downeast Lakes Land Trust is based in Grand Lake Stream, Maine. We protect lakeshores, improve fish and wildlife habitats, provide public recreation opportunities, offer educational programs, and support jobs in the forest and on the water. We are dedicated to the Downeast economy and environment.



Seeking new Executive Director! The search process for a new DLLT executive is underway.  Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the Employment Opportunities page for application instructions. The DLLT Board of Directors has formed a leadership team consisting of four veteran board members to guide operations until a new executive is hired. In the interim, Nicole Nygren will be the Acting Executive Director.

DLLT is committed to continuing its traditions of innovative conservation of forests and lakes, exemplary land management, and supporting a natural resources-based economy.  In 2023, DLLT is engaged in a capital campaign for a new organizational headquarters and community forestry center and a campaign to raise $440,000 to conserve the 17-acre Big Sand Beach parcel on Sysladobsis Lake.  The Trust also is engaged in stewardship projects that enhance habitat for fish and wildlife, improve public access for recreation, support jobs in the forest products industry, and provide free outdoor education opportunities for local residents and students.



Current Campaign

DLLT is raising funds for the purchase of Big Sand Beach. Learn more on the Big Sand Beach page!



Firewood Bank

Firewood available for community members in need! DLLT, along with volunteers, plan to supply local community members who are in need with a load of free firewood. We are accepting nominations for recipients of this service. Nominations should be for those who struggle to cut their own wood or to meet the costs of purchasing firewood. We will serve the community on a first-come first-serve basis as firewood is available to us. There is no guarantee that every person nominated will receive a load of wood.

Seeking nominations, volunteers, and donations to support this cause.

Nomination Form

Do you know someone who is in need of firewood?

Here is your opportunity to help your neighbor!

Find Volunteer Opportunity

You can also make a contribution to this community service by making a donation.

Note “Firewood” in the memo line.

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