Member Conservation Organizations

2017 Member Conservation Organizations and Advisory Members


Biddeford Conservation Commission

Mission: The Biddeford Conservation Commission provides advice to the Biddeford Open Space Committee's mission to seek ways to protect prime open space for the benefit of all current and future Biddeford citizens.

Geographic Area: Biddeford


Biddeford Pool Land Trust

Mission: To provide preserves for wildlife and plant life, including growth areas for marine and aquatic life, and to provide readily accessible coastal retreats.

Geographic Area: Biddeford Pool


Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust

Mission: Our purpose is to preserve and protect the intrinsic values and public benefits of the natural resources in the Towns of Chebeague and Cumberland - mainland, island and contiguous Casco Bay - and to be responsible stewards in perpetuity for those resources in our trust.

Geographic Area: Cumberland, Chebeague Island


Eastern Trail Alliance

Mission: The mission of the Eastern Trail Alliance is to build, maintain, and promote the use of the Eastern Trail, a recreation and transportation greenway from Casco Bay to the Piscataqua River in Kittery, Maine. We do this by inspiring individuals and private and public organizations to partner with us to support this incomparable resource.

Geographic Area: Southern Maine


Friends of Scarborough Marsh

Mission: Established in 2000, we are an all-volunteer group dedicated to the conservation, protection, restoration, and enhancement of the Scarborough Marsh.

Geographic Area: Scarborough


Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust

Mission: To protect the traditional ecological and recreational values of wilderness, wildlife and undisturbed scenic beauty that is most often associated with the Appalachian Trail in Maine.

Geographic Area: Land around the Appalachian Trail in Maine


Maine Audubon

Mission: Maine Audubon works to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people of all ages in education, conservation and action.

Geographic Area: Southern and Western Maine


Oceanside Conservation Trust of Casco Bay

Mission: To facilitate the conservation of wild or undeveloped open space, scenic areas, and historic landmarks in the Casco Bay region, to foster low-impact and respectful access to such resources and to enhance the cultural, economic and civil well-being of its residents and visitors.

Geographic Area: Islands of Portland, Long Island, Chebeague Island


Portland Trails

Mission: Portland Trails is a nonprofit land trust that preserves green space for public access and connects people with places.

Geographic Area: Greater Portland


Presumpscot Regional Land Trust

Mission:The Presumpscot Regional Land Trust (PRLT) is a conservation stewardship organization founded in 1986 whose mission is to conserve and protect natural lands and historic landscapes for posterity in the Presumpscot River watershed and western shore area of Sebago Lake.

Geographic area: Gorham, Standish, Gray, Sebago and Windham


Saco Valley Land Trust

Mission: The Saco Valley Land Trust works to preserve scenic, historic, recreational and environmental resources in the Biddeford, Saco, and Old Orchard Beach area by acquiring interests in land; protecting open space, scenic areas & water quality, wildlife, and plant habitat for the public good.

Geographic Area: Biddeford, Saco, and Old Orchard Beach, York County, Maine


Scarborough Land Trust

Mission: The acquisition, preservation, and management of unique land within Scarborough for the benefit and enjoyment of the public.

Geographic Area: Scarborough


Three Rivers Land Trust

Mission: To preserve and protect forever such valued natural resources as lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, agricultural lands, woodlands, historic sites, scenic places and wildlife habitat, in the inland municipalities of York County, Maine

Geographic Area: Acton, Alfred, Lebanon, Sanford/Springvale, Shapleigh


Community Partners

Portland Water District

Portland Water District

Mission: The Portland Water District’s mission is to protect public health, safety, and the environment by providing our customers first-class water, wastewater, and related services.

Geographic Area: Greater Portland


Advisory Members

Appalachian Mountain Club - Maine

Mission: The Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment and stewardship of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. We believe that mountains, forests, and waters have intrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunities, spiritual renewal, and ecological and economic health for the region. Because successful conservation depends on active engagement with the outdoors, we encourage people to experience, learn about, appreciate, and understand the natural world.

Geographic Area: State of Maine


Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Mission: Protecting the character of Maine for Future Generations.

Geographic Area: Coastal Maine for land protection; the entire state of maine for the Maine Land Trust Network


Maine Farmland Trust

Mission: The mission of Maine Farmland Trust is to protect farmland, support farmers, and advance farming.

Geographic Area: State of Maine


Maine Island Trail Association

Mission: The Maine Island Trail Association’s goal is to establish a model of thoughtful use and volunteer stewardship for the Maine islands that will assure their conservation in a natural state while providing an exceptional recreational asset that is maintained and cared for by the people who use it.

Geographic Area: Coastal Maine


Land Trust Alliance - Maine

Mission: To save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America. To fulfill our mission, the Land Trust Alliance has worked for more than 25 years with the national conservation community - comprised of 1.5 million dedicated land conservation professionals, volunteers and supporters - to quickly, effectively and permanently save our most valued natural resource across America.

Geographic Area: State of Maine


The Nature Conservancy - Maine

Mission: The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Geographic Area: State of Maine


The Trust for Public Land - Maine

Mission: The Trust for Public Land helps communities raise funds, conduct research and planning, acquire and protect land, and design and renovate parks, playgrounds, trails, and gardens.

Geographic Area: State of Maine