Downeast Lakes Land Trust

Photo: Lillian Bowen

Downeast Lakes Land Trust contributes to the long-term economic and environmental well-being of the Downeast Lakes region through conservation and exemplary management of its forests and waters. This includes the 56,000-acre Downeast Lakes Community Forest, which is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including moose, white-tailed deer, black bears, bobcats, and at least 180 species of birds. The economy is highly dependent upon natural resources, which provide livelihoods for local craftsmen, guides, sporting camp owners and employees, and forest industry workers. Our fisheries, including native landlocked salmon and brook trout, as well as smallmouth bass, are world-renowned. Making the region a destination for outdoor recreation that attracts visitors and residents of all ages.