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Downeast Lakes Conservation Awards 2022

August 10, 2022

Every year, Downeast Lakes Land Trust presents the Downeast Lakes Conservation Award to honor those who have made extraordinary contributions toward the long-term economic and environmental well-being of the Downeast Lakes Region of Maine. This year two . . . read more »

Generous Donations Pour in for the 2022 Annual Auction

July 27, 2022

As a non-profit organization, DLLT appreciates the support of its many volunteers and donors. The preparations for the Annual Picnic and Auction to be held on Sunday July 31st is gathering steam. Many donations have arrived to . . . read more »

Featured Volunteer: Al LaPlante

June 30, 2022

We love to highlight the work of the many volunteers who help drive community-led conservation in the Downeast Lakes region.  Without the tireless support from local citizens, DLLT’s mission would not be fulfilled. If you’ve spent time . . . read more »

Former DLLT Intern Joins Forest Society of Maine

May 12, 2022

Each year, Downeast Lakes Land Trust has internship opportunities for local high school and college-aged students who are interested in careers in conservation, wildlife biology, public recreation, or other outdoor pursuits.  We are highlighting past DLLT interns, . . . read more »

Lakeville Management Plan Public Comments

April 8, 2022

In November 2021, working with The Trust For Public Land, Downeast Lakes Land Trust added the 2,015-acre Lakeville Forest Tract to the Downeast Lakes Community Forest.  The Community Forest is owned and managed for wildlife habitat, public . . . read more »

The One Constant of Mud Season

March 21, 2022

Spring is quite a subjective term ‘round these parts.  Many locales across the country spend a drawn-out March and April filled with nature’s rebirth, slowly and absorbingly admiring greening grass, cherry blossoms, blooming daffodils – two months . . . read more »

Rolling Out The DLLT Volunteer Program

January 19, 2022

Some exciting news for 2022 – Downeast Lakes Land Trust is rolling out a Volunteer Program!  The program is set to launch this month with the goal of involving many more community members in the work and . . . read more »

Building a Legacy With Less of an Impact

December 9, 2021

Coming in from the morning’s cold, DLLT’s Managing Forester Ernest Carle quietly shuffles into his office to check email before heading out “into the woods.”  A life-long native of Princeton, ME, Ernest is a tall, gentle soul . . . read more »

Introducing The Lakeville Forest Expansion!

November 19, 2021

Today, The Trust for Public Land (TPL), Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) and the Forest Society of Maine (FSM) announce the official expansion of the Downeast Lakes Community Forest. The expansion, located in Lakeville, ME, will add . . . read more »

Collaborating To Assist Wildlife Tracking Research

November 1, 2021

In the world of non-profit conservation, partnering with other organizations and agencies is a crucial element of Downeast Lakes Land Trust’s work and mission.  A central focus of DLLT’s conservation efforts is to enhance wildlife habitat throughout . . . read more »

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