The focus region of the Downeast Coastal Conservancy runs roughly from Route 9 (the Airline) to the coastline and productive bays of Washington County, Maine and the Gulf of Maine.
We refer to this area as the Downeast Coastal Region. It includes the watersheds of the major Downeast rivers, some of the richest estuaries on America’s eastern seaboard, and numerous wild islands in the northern section of the Gulf of Maine.
The region’s vast forests, abundant lakes and rivers, rugged headlands, and traditional saltwater farms offer exceptional wildlife habitat, unmatched scenic beauty and diverse opportunities for public access and recreation. The Downeast Coastal Region includes the same geographic areas and communities historically served by Great Auk Land Trust and Quoddy Regional Land Trust. We also work in close partnership with other conservation partners such as Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Downeast Salmon Federation and the Pleasant River Wildlife Foundation to achieve conservation at the community and regional landscape level.
The Downeast Coastal Conservancy is responsible for the stewardship and protection of 6,275 acres and more than 62 miles of shoreline in Downeast Maine.