Places We Protect

Use this map or browse the list below to explore our preserves and places we protect in Maine.

The Nature Conservancy has protected over a million acres in Maine. Conservation projects are chosen based on rigorous scientific assessments of habitats at local, regional and global scales.

Priority Projects

The North Woods
Moosehead Forest Project
Lower Penobscot Forest Project
St. John River Forest Project

Southern and Coastal Maine
Mount Agamenticus
Camden Hills
Kennebec Estuary
Saco River

Penobscot River Restoration Project
Machias River Project

Cobscook Bay
Gulf of Maine

Past Successes

Katahdin Forest
Jugtown Plains
Step Falls Preserve


The Nature Conservancy currently manages more than 75 preserves throughout Maine. Those listed here are some of our most popular and best-equipped areas for visitors. Please read our Preserve Use Policies before visiting a preserve.

The Basin Preserve, Phippsburg
Berry Woods Preserve, Georgetown
Crockett Cove Woods, Deer Isle
Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area, Penobscot County
Great Wass Island Preserve, Beals
Indian Point Blagden Preserve, Trenton
Kennebunk Plains, Kennebunk
Lane's Island, off Vinalhaven
Saco Heath Preserve
, Saco
Leuthold Forest Preserve
Tatnic Hills Preserve, Wells
Waterboro Barrens, Waterboro & Shapleigh
Wells Barrens Preserve, Wells


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