Places We Protect

The Nature Conservancy has protected over 1.7 million acres in Maine. Through a series of ecological reserves linked by healthy forests, we benefit wildlife habitat and movement, protect unique environments, encourage recreation, and support a sustainable forest-products industry in Maine.

Visit a Preserve

The Nature Conservancy 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 your visit.

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

Other Places We Helped Protect

Moosehead Forest
St. John River Forest
Katahdin Forest
Mount Agamenticus
Kennebec Estuary
Saco River
Jugtown Plains
Step Falls Preserve


Penobscot River Restoration Project
Machias River Project

Cobscook Bay
Gulf of Maine


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