Our History

The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust was founded in 1985 to conserve the remarkable diversity of the natural heritage of Brunswick, Topsham and Bowdoin. With the conservation of over 2,700 acres of natural areas, the Land Trust is actively pursuing its mission. We enter our second generation of work with a solid foundation and also a keen awareness that there is still much to do to advance our important work. We seek to connect the key parcels we have already protected in order to create “whole” landscapes. While the recession substantially reduced the pressure to develop open lands, it created the potential to make great strides in conservation in our area. With broad support, the Land Trust continues to work tirelessly to realize that potential.

To conserve, protect, and steward the cherished landscapes and rich natural resources of our communities, to connect people to nature by providing recreational opportunities and other engaging community activities, and to support local agriculture and fisheries, now and for generations to come.

Watch a 2012 film about the Land Trust