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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 »

Blazing A New Trail In The Community Forest

September 10, 2021

As the Downeast Lakes Community Forest has grown, so has the need for expanding public recreation opportunities for local residents and visitors to the region.  DLLT’s all-volunteer Trails Committee and staff members are always working to create . . . read more »

DLLT Welcomes New Staff in Grand Lake Stream

August 27, 2021

Downeast Lakes Land Trust is thrilled to welcome two new staff members to our team!  Each will serve a vital role in the organization, strengthening our capacity to ensure “Forests and Lakes – For People – Forever.” . . . read more »

DLLT Honors Former Board Member With Conservation Award

July 29, 2021

This past Saturday at Downeast Lakes Land Trust’s annual picnic and meeting, DLLT celebrated the conservation accomplishments of the 2021 Downeast Lakes Conservation Award winner, Lee Whitely.  Those who know the inner workings of the Downeast Lakes . . . read more »

Working With Regional Partners To Improve Stream Health

July 13, 2021

If you drive the gravel roads zig-zagging the Downeast Lakes Community Forest, you’ll notice many small streams winding their way through the stands of pine and hemlock.  While some of these brooks may not hold the allure . . . read more »

Former DLLT Intern Makes His Mark In Forestry

June 23, 2021

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 will be highlighting past DLLT . . . read more »

Calling All Volunteers!

June 14, 2021

Managing the 55,678-acre Downeast Lakes Community Forest is no small task.  Miles of hiking trails, water-access campsites, boat launches, and much more keep DLLT staff busy throughout the year.  A core group of local volunteers are essential . . . read more »

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