Maine A.T. Land Trust Receives Grant from Maine Community Foundation

Stewardship work in Redington Forest.

The Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust has received a grant of $5,700 from the Fund for Maine Land Conservation of the Maine Community Foundation for property planning, baseline documentation, stewardship training for volunteers, and stakeholder outreach for two projects along the Appalachian Trail in Maine.

“Stewardship is one of the most important land trust needs, but it’s often the most difficult to fund,” said Simon Rucker, Maine A.T. Land Trust Executive Director.  “Good land trust practices start and end with stewardship of the lands we have been entrusted to care for.  This grant will ensure that we will be able to take care of these properties for public use for years to come.”

Volunteer Easement Monitor Mike Morrone on Mount Abraham.
Volunteer Easement Monitor Mike Morrone on Mount Abraham.

With offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people.  To learn more about the foundation, visit