Portland, ME (August 7, 2015) – The Davis Conservation Foundation has awarded a grant of $12,000 to the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust to support our work on the Redington Forest project. The funds will allow the land trust to protect land along Maine’s Appalachian Trail via the acquisition of a conservation easement over the project area. These much-needed funds will help defray the costs involved in the easement acquisition process – legal work, GIS needs, personnel, stewardship and other associated expenses. Much of this work has already started and progress can be tracked by following the news updates on the land trust website at matlt.org.
This grant allows Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust to focus on the work needed to complete the project, but it also serves as a catalyst grant for other donors, ensuring that the additional funds needed for Redington Forest can be secured.
Thanks to the generosity of the Davis Conservation Foundation, Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust expects to conserve this valuable land along the A.T. by early 2016.