Lloyd Irland and Ken Lausten begin the Coastal Mountains Land Trust winter lecture series.
Irland and Lausten will discuss overall longterm high points on the history, and Laustsen will review recent changes in the area’s forests.
Coastal Mountains Land Trust was founded in 1986, originally under the name “Camden-Rockport Land Trust,” by a small group of local citizens intent upon the preservation of Beech Hill in Rockport, a 572-acre property featuring critical scenic and ecological values–rolling blueberry barrens, forests, a historic stone house, and the most scenically unique summit of the Camden Hills. At that time, faced with an uncertain future for this iconic property, a limited-development conservation easement was designed in partnership with Maine Coast Heritage Trust and conservation buyer Jane Watson Stetson to protect this important landmark of the western Penobscot Bay landscape, a very prominent launch for our land conservation program. For more information, visit http://www.coastalmountains.org/