Lands Protection & Stewardship

Coastal Rivers protects and stewards significant land and conservation easements.

Our conservation efforts center on the Damariscotta-Pemaquid region, encompassing eight towns. Coastal Rivers owns 60 properties, holds 58 conservation agreements, aka conservation easements, and co-manages an additional 11 properties, which together total nearly 4,000 acres.

Land Protection

We work in partnership with private landowners, agencies, and other non-profits. Gifts of land and conservation easements from generous donors, as well as targeted purchases, help us grow and connect our network of conserved lands for public benefit – wildlife, water quality, scenic integrity, historical preservation, and public access. Once we own the lands or hold an easement, we rely on an exception cadre of stewardship volunteers to help maintain trails and monitor preserves and conservation easements.