Midcoast Conservancy protects and promotes healthy lands, waters, and communities through conservation, outdoor adventure, and learning.

Together, we are a force for nature.

History of Midcoast Conservancy

On January 1, 2016, four local land trusts and conservation organizations merged to become Midcoast Conservancy. Together, Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association, Hidden Valley Nature Center, Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association and Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance created one of the largest regional conservation organizations in Maine, with over 6,200 acres of land conserved. Our focus area stretches from Montville to Newcastle to Westport Island, and includes the Damariscotta Lake watershed and the Sheepscot River watershed, along with their many tributaries.

Faced with the uncertain futures of small land trusts, the persistent threat of development and ongoing demands with limited funding and people power, these organizations recognized the need to be more efficient and effective in order to develop deeper connections to the shared geography and communities we served. Our founding organizations bring more than 125 years of conservation experience and, with eight full-time staff members, we are equipped with the human resources to:

protect land, clean water, and connect with more people in more ways.  

Together, we have a healthier organization with increased access to grant making and funding sources, reduced administrative redundancy, and enhanced organizational efficiency to better conserve and protect the lands and water that you love.

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