Projects > York River, Brave Boat Harbor
& Gerrish Island Conservation Plan
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.
support: Kittery Land Trust; Great Works Land Trust; York
Land Trust; The Gregory Baker Family; Harbor Foundation; Sunny
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
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.
this merged and condensed document, sections of each plan have been
combined to provide a whole that covers:
the broad vision,
purpose of the plan,
of conservation values, treats and goals, and
recommendations for towns, land trusts, water districts, land
owners, state and federal agencies and others.
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.
can view a draft version
of the complete conservation plan (PDF Format - 146KB).
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