The Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust was formed in June 2002 as an independent land trust for the purpose of acquiring and protecting the land surrounding the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) in Maine for public benefit. The trail lands in Maine represent some of the most diverse natural communities in the state and provide an important recreation resource.

Over 20,000 acres conserved
27.7 miles of the Appalachian Trail corridor buffered from incompatible use
5 of Maine’s 4,000-foot mountains protected
Miles of multi-use trails protected for public use

The Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust is committed to protecting the traditional ecological and recreational values of wildness, wildlife and undisturbed scenic beauty that are most often associated with the Appalachian Trail in Maine.  We are spearheading a collaborative effort to help identify the most threatened land and to bring about successful conservation to ensure preservation of the essential natural components and the backcountry experience for future generations.

The Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust participates in collaborative efforts by the State of Maine, private individuals, and other environmental organizations to protect the wilderness values in this region, concentrating its efforts on the land one mile on either side of the trail corridor.  The organization’s strategic approach to saving such a vast amount of land involves prioritizing the most critical zones according to conservation value and saving them one by one.


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As a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust relies upon the support of foundations, corporations and individuals like you.

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