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Spearheading the Fight Against Milfoil

May 18, 2021

With the discovery of variable-leaf water-milfoil in Big Lake during the fall of 2019, it became clear that organizations in the Downeast Lakes region needed to spring into action.  The quick-spreading nature of this invasive species has . . . read more »

DLLT and Passamaquoddy Tribe Reach Road Access Agreement

March 30, 2021

Joint Resolution to Provide Traditional Access and Protect Roads and Trails During Spring Mud Season The Passamaquoddy Tribe and Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) are pleased to announce that a dispute over access to unpaved forest roads . . . read more »

Statement From DLLT Regarding Temporary Road Closures

March 19, 2021

Regarding Temporary Access Restrictions (Mud Season) in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest We have learned that the Passamaquoddy Tribal Government and members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe have expressed concerns related to DLLT’s Mud Season Access Policy, specifically . . . read more »

A Meso What Now?

March 5, 2021

Mesocarnivores are small to medium sized carnivore species who fill a vital niche in natural ecosystems.  Often, they have a generalized diet that consists of about 50-70% meat with the rest of the diet being composed of . . . read more »

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 »

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