Our mission is to preserve and care for fields, forests, farms, and shorelines in the Town of Falmouth.
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The Falmouth Land Trust (FLT) 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 1,500 acres of land in Falmouth, with much of it available for public access via an extensive trail network. 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 2015, FLT added a 62-acre working farm to its portfolio of protected properties. FLT is now in the process of restoring this farm to agriculture and supporting local food production, increasing food security and expanding agricultural economy in our region.
“The Falmouth Land Trust is conserving the natural places that we depend upon to maintain our quality of place. FLT properties protect habitat, promote fresh water and clean the air. We conserve our working forests, maintain our access to trails and restore agriculture to farmlands – all the while ensuring a sense of connection to the local landscape and its history. The benefits of this work extend beyond the boundaries of our conserved lands and make Falmouth a wonderful place to live.”
— Jennifer grimm, executive director
The Falmouth Land Trust has acquired many properties in order to fulfill its mission of conserving open space in Falmouth. Many of these properties are open to the public for recreational use, and we encourage the public to get out on the trails and enjoy them.
We preserve and care for fields, forests, farms, and shorelines in the Town of Falmouth. This involves property acquisition, baseline analysis, trail building and maintenance, working with various user groups and municipal governments, and the tireless stewarding of the properties under our care.
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With over thirty-five properties under conservation, the FLT has seen significant increases in acreage under our stewardship over the last ten years. These properties provide countless miles of trails for hiking, biking, and snowshoeing, as well as hunting and fishing in some cases. We host road races, nature walks, and an annual Harvest Festival with on one of our newer properties.
If you live near one of our properties and enjoy using it, consider becoming a volunteer for trail maintenance and/or stewardship. Does our work have a community service portion? Are you involved in a senior project or Scouting activity that has a public service component? We'd love to have you help us with our properties. Donations are also important to our work, in order to support the stewardship and maintenance of the properties and trail systems.
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