About Us

Who We Are:

We are a nationally accredited nonprofit, membership-based land conservation organization founded in 1985 by residents of the Blue Hill Peninsula in coastal Maine.

We work to conserve the unique landscape of our peninsula: pristine shores, blueberry-covered hills, working farms, wetlands, forests, ponds, and breathtaking views. To date, we have protected over 6,949 acres for future generations.

In true New England fashion, we are taking private action for the public good, to help ensure that increasing development pressure does not destroy the character of this remarkable place. Our work is voluntary and it is forever.

Board members at Taste of the Peninsula

Board members Mary Barnes (President) and Tricia Quirk.

Our Mission

To conserve land and water of special ecological, natural, agricultural, scenic, cultural and recreational significance in Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Penobscot, Sedgwick and Surry and to increase public understanding of the importance of land and water conservation.

A view across Caterpillar Hill, a famous view to Eggemogin Reach.

 

Please contact the Trust office if you are interested in participating as a member, volunteer, or board member.

 

Learn more about our Board of Directors,  staff, or key organizational documents (including our hunting policy).

Volunteer Merrie Eley stewarding Blue Hill Mountain’s Becton trail

George Fields, Associate Director, and Eileen Mielenhausen, Membership Coordinator, at the GSA Community Service Fair, April 2014.

George Fields, Associate Director, and Eileen Mielenhausen, Membership Coordinator, at the GSA Community Service Fair, April 2014.