History: Landmark Heritage Trust (LHT) was founded in 1994 by several residents of Newburgh, Maine, who had the opportunity to conserve a 250-acre farm with surrounding beauty and rich history. Thus was nurtured a vision for preserving the area's unique rural character. Today, conservation easements are held by LHT on the Turtle Head riverfront recreational property in Hampden, on a salmon stream at Cove Brook in Winterport, on the Northern Pond Natural Area in Monroe, on a woodlot near Hammond Pond in Hampden, as well as on the Landfall Farm in Newburgh. The members of the Board are people from the region whose diversity of knowledge, experience and geographic distribution ensure that the area is represented and the Trust's mission can be accomplished. We continue working to maintain open space through conservation easements and donations of land and other resources in northern Waldo and southern Penobscot counties, which include the towns of Carmel, Dixmont, Hampden, Hermon, Monroe, Newburgh and Winterport.
Mission: Landmark Heritage Trust is a non-profit land trust whose mission is to protect open space and the area's agricultural, scenic, historical, and recreational resources. We encourage conservation of natural resources by fostering environmental awareness through education and we preserve open space through conservation easements.
Your Home: We live in a wonderful area of farmland, forests, rivers, ponds, streams, and open fields with a history of farming, logging, shipbuilding, and outdoor recreation. The LHT region has irreplaceable resources providing a qualityof life which should be preserved for our children and theirs. Everyone benefits from land conservation through cleaner water, clearer air, continued farming, preserving forests for wildlife habitat, and having public access to recreational areas. LHT offers the opportunity for you to conserve your own special place for the future.
Contact Us: LHT invites you to come to a meeting to talk with us, share your thoughts and concerns, and discuss options for your property. All community members are invited to join Landmark Heritage Trust, and all support is appreciated and helps to shape the future of our towns and the region. Our contact information is as follows:
Landmark Heritage Trust
P.O. Box 105
Dixmont, Maine 04932-0105
2015 Northern Pond Outing - Saturday August 8th at 10 am
On Saturday, August 8th, 2015 we are planning a Pond Ecology Excursion & Paddle at our Northern Pond Preserve in Monroe. Don Phillips, local soil scientist and biologist, will lead the outing. We will learn about the resident plant (like the Fragrant Water Lily on the right) and animal life while we paddle and explore this pristine 11-acre pond and adjacent wetlands. Participants will need to bring a kayak or canoe. We are happy to offer assistance with carrying and launching boats. In the event of rain the event will be rescheduled for Sunday, August 9th at the same time. We will meet at the Northern Pond parking area on the Dahlia Farm Road in Monroe. Call Don Phillips for more information at 525-0930.
Northern Pond Update
Trail work to clear winter storm tree damage has been completed for the year and we are happy to report that all bog walks are navigable, however, please watch your step as they are narrow and uneven in places. The Monroe Conservation Commission recently updated the Northern Pond Guide and Trail Map.The two most popular trails - the Old Tote Road and Hemlock Ridge trails have been blazed with blue paint. The revised guide and trail map may be downloaded from our Properties page. Paper copies are available at the Monroe Town Office, from Board members, or from Mike Moody at the Roundy Farm Greenhouse on the Monroe Road just south of the intersection with Dahlia Farm Road. We hope to see you on the trails this summer and fall!
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