Three Rivers Land Trust is a member supported organization dedicated to helping landowners preserve and protect their properties primarily through easements. Our mission is “To preserve and protect forever such valued natural resources as lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, agricultural lands, woodlands, historic sites, scenic places and wildlife habitat, in the inland municipalities of York County, Maine.” (Acton, Alfred, Lebanon, Sanford/Springvale, Shapleigh)
The Francis Small Heritage Trust is an all-volunteer land trust whose mission is to conserve natural resources and provide for public access. We are in northern York County, Maine, principally in Cornish, Limerick, Limington, Newfield, and Parsonsfield. By obtaining land and conservation easements, we protect natural areas and support sustainable forestry. We invite the public to hike, hunt, fish, cross-country ski, and snowmobile on our land. Our educational programs foster a love of nature.
The district’s mission is to provide technical, educational, and financial resources to land users in York County to promote a quality of life, stewardship and wise use of our natural resources ensuring the viability of the agricultural sector. YCSWCD has managed more than twenty-five land stewardship and water quality grants since 1995 and has proven success enhancing local efforts that strengthen conservation work throughout York County.
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national nonprofit that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places. We work from the inner city to the wilderness, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.
Established in 1891, the Maine Forest Service’s mission is to protect and enhance our state’s forest resources through forest fire prevention, technical assistance, education and outreach to a wide variety of audiences, and enforcement of the state’s forest protection laws. Maine Forest Service offices are found throughout the state and provide Maine’s citizens with a wide range of forest-related services. For more information about the Maine Forest Service, visit our website at: www.maineforestservice.gov.
NEMO is an educational program for land use decision makers on the relationship between land use and water quality. NEMO starts with a basic presentation that explains the link between land use, water quality, and community character, then offers follow-up presentations and materials on Low Impact Development and other topics that affect water. Invite NEMO to your town at www.mainenemo.org.
SWOAM’s mission is to promote stewardship of Maine’s small woodland resources, provide information for better forest management, and advocate for and reach out to Maine’s small woodland owners.
MEACC builds the capacity of Maine communities to protect and preserve their natural resources and quality places.Our Goal is for every Maine community to have an active, effective conservation commission. www.meacc.net
The Nature Conservancy
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
It does so through the dedicated efforts of a diverse staff, including 550 scientists, located in all 50 states and 33 countries; with the help of many partners – including individuals, governments, non-profits and corporations; and by using a non-confrontational, collaborative approach and staying true to five unique core values: integrity beyond reproach; respect for people, communities, and cultures; commitment to diversity; one conservancy; and tangible, lasting results.