Landscape Scale Conservation in Downeast Maine

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Over more than a century, conservationists have been protecting the exceptionally scenic and biologically rich landscape on Maine’s Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula. This case study chronicles a series of conservation initiatives in the public, civic (non-profit) and private sectors that continue to inspire land protection efforts in Hancock and Washington Counties in the 21st century. Today, a conservation corridor is being envisioned from Schoodic Point to Schoodic Mountain and beyond, in a spirit very similar to that of young Charles Eliot, who with his fellow members of the Champlain Society extolled the remarkable qualities of Downeast Maine in the early 1880s.  To read the entire case study, click here.