Gift of Land

The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust can often use gifts of real estate to further its mission of permanent land protection. If you would like to donate land to the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust through your will, we encourage you to consider giving us the flexibility to accept the property without restrictions. When we receive the property, we will evaluate it and determine if it meets our conservation priorities.

Whether given now, or in your will, we encourage you to contact us to discuss the following types of land gifts:

  1. Land that is suitable for permanent protection. When you donate land that meets the Land Trust’s criteria for permanent protection, BTLT will place appropriate and permanent conservation restrictions on the property. This gives you peace of mind knowing that the land you love will remain protected beyond your lifetime. We can even work with you to create the protective restrictions for future implementation. If you’re considering this, please contact us to discuss.
  1. Real estate that is not suited for conservation purposes. Real estate that is already developed ,or for other reasons inappropriate to protect, can be sold outright with proceeds supporting the Land Trust’s conservation efforts elsewhere.

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

Kristi Hatrick at 207-729-7694 or

 “I grew up in a family where being part of the natural world was a way to learn and help understand the cycle of life. I am forever grateful for those lessons – that have helped provide a path toward a life that feels connected and amazed.”

– Tom Settlemire long- time BTLT member, volunteer and former Board President