The Falmouth Land Trust was started in 1981 by a small group of citizens committed to protecting open space in Falmouth to help preserve the rural character of the community. Since then, trustees have helped preserve over 1250 acres of land in Falmouth, with most available as public access. In early 2010, a small group of trustees and Falmouth citizens committed themselves to developing a trail system that runs from Portland to Cumberland, touching many of the parcels protected by the Trust’s work. In 2011, the Falmouth Land Trust will develop and publish a map of trails in Falmouth, which will be available on this web site, and throughout the town.
Falmouth Land Trust’s mission is to:
- Permanently protect field, forest, shoreline, and wildlife lands;
- Maintain the historical character and natural beauty of Falmouth;
- Educate its citizens regarding the values of donation, stewardship, and enjoyment of protected lands.