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Invasive Milfoil in Big Lake

January 9, 2020

Downeast Lakes Land Trust is currently working with Lake Stewards of Maine, Department of Environmental Protection, and the Passamaquoddy Tribe to defend our waters from invasives like those recently found by Warden Brad Richards in Big Lake. . . . read more »

The Treasured Biodiversity of Downeast Maine


January 6, 2020

In October, Downeast Lakes Land Trust welcomed Scott Aker, Head of Horticulture at the US National Arboretum, for a visit to the community forest to learn about DLLT’s native plant species conservation work. During his tour with . . . read more »

Twenty Students from Lee Academy Help Construct New ADA Trail

November 6, 2019

Last week, twenty students from Lee Academy in Lee, Maine, came to help construct a section of the new American with Disabilities Act accessible Musquash Esker Trail which will be opening in the Summer of 2020. The . . . read more »

Apples of Grand Lake Stream

October 23, 2019

If you sit on the lawn of the Grand Lake Stream Historical Society museum in late fall, you can often hear the gurgle of the ancient stream and the thump, thump, thump of the heirloom apples falling . . . read more »

Meet the Staff of DLLT

October 10, 2019

From left to right: Development and Outreach Manager – Lillian Bowen, President and CEO – David Montague, Administration Manager – Laura Hunt, Managing Forester – Ernest Carle, and Education and Events Coordinator – Kendall O’Connell. In late . . . read more »

2019 Downeast Lakes Conservation Award Presented to Trust Co-Founder

September 25, 2019

Every year, the Downeast Lakes Conservation Award is presented 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’s recipient of the award, . . . read more »

Deputy Director Leaves DLLT

June 27, 2019

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is announcing the departure of Deputy Director Colin Brown.  Since joining DLLT in 2015 as the Education and Outreach Manager, Colin has spearheaded DLLT’s education program while strengthening partnerships and community . . . read more »

A Hike For Every Season

May 21, 2019

by Colin Brown As an avid hiker, there are numerous hikes, walks, and strolls in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest (DLCF) that offer a wide range of distances and difficulties to suit all ages.  But, it seems . . . read more »

The Secret Lives Of Deer

May 1, 2019

It’s no secret that deer populations in northern and Downeast Maine have struggled in recent decades.  Changes in land use and forest management objectives, and pressure from predators, have degraded habitat quality for deer and reduced populations . . . read more »

Got Browntail Moths?

April 10, 2019

While many Lepidoptera species (butterflies and moths) are colorful and fascinating creatures, there is growing concern about an invasive moth that is quickly spreading across the state of Maine.  Browntail moths (Euproctis chrysorrhea) arrived in northern Massachusetts . . . read more »

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