Welcome to the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust!

The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust (BTLT) is a nonprofit that conserves land valued by our communities for its ecological, habitat, scenic, and agricultural values.

We do this through property ownership, as well as through holding conservation easements (where the land stays in private ownership). BTLT acts as the permanent steward of these lands, ensuring their conservation values remain intact over time. We operate throughout the communities of Brunswick, Topsham, and Bowdoin and partner on diverse projects in and around the southern Midcoast Maine region.

We focus on:

  • Natural habitat for wildlife, fish, and plants

  • Scenic landscapes, particularly those with meaning for our community

  • watershed areas, such as those along rivers, streams, and bays

  • working landscapes, such as farmland, forest land, and waterfronts

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, education programs, 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

  • Do Something! - Climate Action Session 4
    January 27, 2022 7:00 pm

    Learn what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint, which actions can make the most difference, and who can help you get started.

  • Queer Winter Walk Series
    January 29, 2022 10:00 am

    If you've made it to this event page that probably means two things.. 1- you identify as queer. and 2- you want to spend time…

  • Subtraction is Action! - Climate Action Session 5
    February 3, 2022 7:00 pm

    With a little planning and intention, we can often do more with less and ‘pay it forward’ to our children and grandchildren. Learn how to re-shape habits and be resourceful.

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