Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust is a local land trust, serving the communities of Brunswick, Topsham, and Bowdoin and partnering on diverse projects in and around the southern Midcoast Maine region.

We are a nonprofit that conserves land valued by our communities for its ecological, habitat, scenic, agricultural, and other values. We own some properties and hold conservation easements – where the land stays in private ownership – on others. We are the permanent stewards of these lands, ensuring their conservation values remain intact over time. We focus on:

We work closely with an array of public and private organizations, towns, private businesses, and landowners to ensure that our communities accommodate both conserved lands and development in suitable areas.

Our passion is connecting people to land and we try to provide many different ways for people to engage with the natural world. Through our trails, Saturday Farmers’ Market, Tom Settlemire Community Garden, Young Explorers program, and other activities, we get people outdoors with their neighbors – human and wild – to forge lifelong relationships. We believe that when a community is deeply connected to its land and natural resource base, it will prosper on many levels.

Upcoming Events

  • SBE: Exploratory Bird Walk at Tarbox Preserve
    May 18, 2021 7:30 am

    Join is for an exploratory bird walk at Tarbox Preserve with John Berry. This event is part of the Spring Birding Extravanganza, a partnership with Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. Registration required.

  • 10th Annual Taking Root Plant Sale
    June 5, 2021 9:00 am

    !Taking place at the Topsham Fair Grounds! Join us for the 10th Annual Taking Root Plant Sale to benefit the Tom Settlemire Community Garden.

  • June Mushroom Forage with Northspore
    June 10, 2021 4:30 pm

    Join BTLT and Northspore for a spring mushroom forage

Latest News

  • Joy in Simple RediscoveriesApril 29, 2021 - 10:10 pm

    By Benet Pols Relentlessly, we walked. “Just going,” my neighbor answered when asked if he was going someplace special. March 2020. My family, home from school, taught and studied. I alone left for work in a place radically changed by a mood of dutiful determination. Beyond that, and forays to scout for precious yeast or […]

  • BTLT is Hiring: Temp Communications AssistantApril 26, 2021 - 11:49 am

    Position Overview  The Communications Assistant will support the implementation of most aspects of our digital communications. This position will run from May to September 2021, at 10-15 hours per week.   Qualifications  The successful candidate will have experience with various social media platforms, WordPress or other web management software, and design of regular e-communications. The candidate should be organized and adaptable; be able to manage multiple projects and deadlines at once; and have the […]

  • Jan SmithControlled Burn at Crystal Spring FarmApril 22, 2021 - 9:50 am

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