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Our Projects > York River, Brave Boat Harbor & Gerrish Island Conservation Plan

The purpose of the plan is to guide and focus conservation efforts throughout the Mt. Agamenticus to the Sea area through 2008, building on more than 30 years of conservation work on and around Mt. Agamenticus and Braveboat Harbor. The plan was developed with support and input from over 80 organizations, individuals and municipalities, so that the final document reflects a community vision for the future of the focus area.

Project support: Kittery Land Trust; Great Works Land Trust; York Land Trust; The Gregory Baker Family; Harbor Foundation; Sunny Knickerbocker Foundation
Participants: Rachel Carson National Wildlife Reserve (US Fish & Wildlife Service); Maine Coast Heritage Trust; The Nature Conservancy; Kittery Land Trust; Great Works Land Trust; York Land Trust

Conservation Plan Synthesis
This document is a combination of two separate conservation plans developed by working groups of MTA2C partners with extensive community input. The northern plan that includes the Mt. Agamenticus and the Tatnic Hills was coordinated by staff at the Maine Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and is available at www.tnc.org. The southern plan, coordinated by Mark Ward, Ecological Consultant, includes York Pond, the York River, Braveboat Harbor and Gerrish Island. It is available from Roger Cole, Mt. Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Initiative Coordinator, at MntAtoSea@comcast.net.

In this merged and condensed document, sections of each plan have been combined to provide a whole that covers:

  • the broad vision,
  • the purpose of the plan,
  • the methodology used,
  • tables of conservation values, treats and goals, and
  • specific recommendations for towns, land trusts, water districts, land owners, state and federal agencies and others.

The Vision
The shared vision of the Mt. Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Initiative is to protect a network of priority conservation lands from Mt. Agamenticus through the marshes, fields and forests buffering the York River and Brave Boat Harbor estuary to the largely undeveloped forest interior and coastline of Gerrish Island.

You can view a draft version of the complete conservation plan (PDF Format - 146KB).

Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file.


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