York Land Trust

  • ME

About Us

Our MIssion

The York Land Trust is a nonprofit, member-supported organization dedicated to conserving and protecting lands of ecological, historic, scenic, agricultural, or educational significance in the greater York, Maine area.

What We Do

The Trust works to preserve York's natural resources in the following important ways:

Permanently protects land through conservation easements, land donations, and direct purchases. Educates the community about the methods and benefits of land conservation. Rigorously monitors and manages conservation lands. Collaborates with state agencies, town government, and other conservation organizations to protect critical ecosystems and habitat for wildlife. Fosters an appreciation for the natural environment through educational programs, public presentations, walking tours, and outings.

Our Vision

The York Land Trust envisions a community of citizens who understand the importance of maintaining a healthy natural environment while meeting the community's social and economic needs. This environment will support a high qaulity of life for its citizens, maintain the character of York and provide opportunities for public enjoyment of conserved lands and parks. Growth and development will be carefully planned and managed. Proactive land conservation will protect in perpetuity the natural resources, waterways, wildlife and scenic beauty with which our community is so generously endowed.