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The DLLT Photo Contest Is Here!

January 20, 2021

The Downeast Lakes region is filled with unique beauty – varied landscapes, abundant wildlife, local traditions, and colorful characters.  There are so many different subjects to be captured and immortalized on film, it is often hard to . . . read more »

A Hike For Every Season, Part II

Musquash Esker

December 15, 2020

So, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “Where is part I?”  Read more here: A Hike For Every Season. by Colin Brown As an avid hiker, there are numerous hikes, walks, and strolls in the Downeast Lakes Community . . . read more »

Future Changes In Road Access

November 10, 2020

This coming spring, there will be some changes to gravel road access. Beginning after the snow melts, all roads in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest will be closed to all vehicle traffic for the Spring Mud Season.  . . . read more »

2020 Downeast Lakes Conservation Award Winners

November 4, 2020

With the ongoing pandemic having altered many summer plans, Downeast Lakes Land Trust’s annual meeting and picnic on the shores of West Grand Lake was held in a virtual format.  While things weren’t quite the same without . . . read more »

Local Kids Help Install Bat and Bluebird Houses

July 2, 2020

This past Tuesday, Maeryn, Nathanael, and Michael Mercier helped to install a bat box on the Grand Lake Stream Historical Society’s barn on Brown Lane. This box will help to ensure local bats   have a safe place . . . read more »

Invasive Variable Water Milfoil Presentation in Collaboration with Maine Department of Environmental Protection and Lake Stewards of Maine

June 17, 2020

On June 16, 2020, Downeast Lakes Land Trust, in collaboration with Maine Department of Environmental Protection and Lake Stewards of Maine, hosted a Facebook live presentation on invasive Variable Water Milfoil. This milfoil was recently found in . . . read more »

Turtles Benefit From Downeast Conservation Efforts

June 1, 2020

Why does turtle conservation matter? There are 356 species of turtle distributed globally of which 111 call North America their home making us a powerhouse in terms of diversity. Over 60% of turtle species are considered endangered . . . read more »

Momentum to acquire and create the Lakeville Expansion of the Downeast Lakes Community Forest increases as project is ranked first in the nation by the U.S. Forest Service

May 26, 2020

Project will create spaces for outdoor recreation and a sustainable forest economy while also protecting wildlife, wetlands, and lakeshore. Penobscot County, Maine—The Trust for Public Land and the Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT), today announced that the . . . read more »

The Importance of Vernal Pools in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest

May 12, 2020

A vernal pool, or ephemeral pool, is a body of water, usually about a foot deep, which serves a valuable ecological role. As the name suggest these pools are only available seasonally in the forest and spend . . . read more »

National Invasive Species Awareness Week

February 27, 2020

This week is National Invasive Species Awareness Week! DLLT’s forest management plan is carefully designed to monitor invasive species and promote biodiversity in the community forest, while maintaining a working forest to support the surrounding community. In . . . read more »

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