Click on the image below to read the State of the High Peaks report!

Maine’s High Peaks Initiative is a collaborative of local, regional, and national organizations working in Maine’s High Peaks region. Our Mission is to protect important natural resources, secure public access, and support healthy human and natural communities in Maine’s High Peaks.

Maine’s High Peaks Initiative advances its mission through network-based collaborative approaches that:

  • Advance tangible multi-sector projects to deliver near term benefits to people, communities, and the environment
  • Attract resources and implement projects that address persistent challenges and enhance long-term community well being

Within this context, Maine’s High Peaks Initiative partners are currently focused on:

  • A coordinated approach to land conservation, resource management, public access & recreational use
  • Permanently protecting key pieces of the region’s forests through a mix of conservation tools
  • Ensuring a well-managed and maintained regional trails system which provides a quality and safe recreational
  • Integrating the region’s recreation/conservation infrastructure into the regional and State economy through coordinated efforts which engage partners and stakeholders