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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 »

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 »

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