The York Land Trust is dedicated to conserving and protecting lands of ecological, historic, scenic, agricultural and cultural significance in the greater York, Maine area for the benefit of all.
The Trust works to preserve York's natural resources in the
following important ways:
protects land through conservation easements, land donations,
and direct purchases.
the community about the methods and benefits of land conservation.
monitors and manages conservation lands.
with state agencies, town government, and other conservation
organizations to protect critical ecosystems and habitat
an appreciation for the natural environment through educational
programs, public presentations, walking tours, and outings.
York's small town character and rich history are enhanced by a natural
setting of exceptional beauty and variety. Within York's borders
are forests, farmlands, and open fields; lakes, ponds, rivers, and
marshes; a mountain and the ocean shore - in all, an uncommon diversity
of natural resources very few areas can claim.
features offer much more than lovely landscapes and recreational
opportunities. They comprise an interdependent ecological system
that protects our water quality, safeguards against flooding and
provides vital habitats for plants and wildlife.
Rapid growth threatens the character of the town and the integrity
of the environment. The lands and resources that are so vital and
treasured by our community are at risk.
York Land Trust envisions a community of citizens who understand
the importance of maintaining a healthy natural environment while
meeting the community's social and economic needs. This environment
will support a high qaulity of life for its citizens, maintain the
character of York and provide opportunities for public enjoyment
of conserved lands and parks. Growth and development will be carefully
planned and managed. Proactive land conservation will protect in
perpetuity the natural resources, waterways, wildlife and scenic
beauty with which our community is so generously endowed.
us in our continuing efforts.