History: Landmark Heritage Trust (LHT) was founded in 1992 by several residents of Newburgh, Maine, who had the opportunity to conserve a 213-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, Etna, 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
Northern Pond Summer Plant
Looking forward to ice-out! While kayaking or canoeing on this beautiful 11-acre pond in spring and summer, one will find a variety of plants and an abundance of wildlife.
Northern Pond Update
Trail work to clear winter storm tree damage will commence soon. Portions of the trails are navigable, but please watch your step as they are narrow and uneven in places with some blow-down. The Monroe Conservation Commission updated the Northern Pond Guide and Trail Map some time ago, and 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!
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