Planned Giving

The Challenge of Forever

Because land stewardship is forever, land trusts and legacy giving are a natural fit.
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Conservation is Forever, your Legacy can be too!

What’s your legacy? Consider making it productive farmland and healthy clam flats, special places to hunt, hike, fish, and explore close to home; places that make our part of Maine such a wonderful place to live, work, and play. Consider including Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust in your estate plans.

Whether you are taking those important first steps toward planning your estate or considering an update to your estate plan, Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust is here to help you achieve your long-term charitable goals.  Through a planned gift to Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, you can leave a legacy of peaceful forests, working farms, undeveloped coastlines, and picturesque vistas for our children and grandchildren.

Planned gifts come in all shapes and sizes, and each is an expression of a person’s desire to make a difference and leave a legacy that lasts forever.

Why Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust?

Do you live or spend time in the Brunswick-Topsham area of Maine because the landscape inspires you? Maybe you feel connected to a special place through family memories: the local river where you grew up fishing, a hiking trail, or view from your favorite spot on the coast. Click to learn Why BTLT?

How do I begin the process of gift planning?

Many people are overwhelmed when it comes time to undertake their estate planning.  We’ve put together this simple list to introduce you to a sample of the easiest ways you can leave a lasting legacy for the community:

Recognizing your Legacy: Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust Legacy Circle 

Additional Resources

For more information about making a Legacy Gift, please call or email:

207-729-7694 or

“BTLT is a major source of the joy that we find in living in Maine, and we find joy in knowing that the resources we have been able to contribute to the Land Trust will help ensure the conserved lands we enjoy today will be enjoyed by future generations as well.”

Ted Allen, long-time BTLT member, volunteer and former Board member


The contents of this document are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended as a substitute for professional legal or estate-planning advice. The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust urges you to consult a professional advisor when considering any of these planned giving options.

Please note that our legal name is “Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Inc.” The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust is a non-profit corporation, organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its federal identification number is 22-2714194.

There are many ways to make a planned gift. For more information about making a Legacy Gift, please call or email us.