The Maine A.T. Land Trust has just received a grant from the John Sage Foundation for upcoming work on the Bald Mountain Pond project! The work to protect this unique area, which combines water recreation and access with mountainous terrain, will begin this summer. Conservation of this property will also secure an important buffer for five miles of the nearby Appalachian National Scenic Trail at Moxie Bald Peak and new public access to Bald Mountain Pond via 19 miles of private logging roads for hikers, paddlers, and anglers. The area supports a variety of regionally and nationally significant wildlife such as the landlocked Arctic char and Canada lynx, a federally threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.
Thank you to the John Sage Foundation for helping the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust to on this project!