STOCKTON SPRINGS — Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s Executive Director Ian Stewart will be speaking at the Stockton Springs Community Library, Wednesday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m. Together with Development Director Kathy Young, they will be discussing current and future land conservation efforts with the community.
Currently, the Land Trust manages three preserves in the area including Main Stream in Stockton Springs and Long Cove Headwaters in Searsport that were both established in 2010 and the Penobscot Shore in Prospect which was established with a mile-long loop trail in 2017.
The Land Trust is looking into a new opportunity to protect Mt. Tuck in Stockton Springs.
Stewart will give a brief history of the three existing preserves as well as describe the conservation planning process the Land Trust uses to identify important natural areas for protection.
Public access and recreation resources are also important elements in the planning process that will be described, according to the Land Trust, in a news release.
Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay. The Land Trust manages more than 12,000 acres and maintains 45 miles of permanent trails for public access.