Three Rivers Land Trust


To preserve and protect forever such valued natural resources as lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, agricultural lands, woodlands, historic sites, scenic places and wildlife habitat, in the inland municipalities of York County, Maine.

The Trust

As an inland area of the southern most county in Maine we still have fairly large tracts of land that are undeveloped. A land trust in this area of rapid growth has significant potential impact on the recreational potential, wildlife habitat, farmland protection, open space, and the future rural character of the land.

The towns that are included in the trust are: Acton, Alfred, Lebanon, Sanford/Springvale, and Shapleigh. This area is the last region of York County to establish an organization that is committed to providing assistance to citizens interested in preserving their property and holding and maintaining easements forever.

These towns are historically farm communities with large land holdings still intact. However, without some guidance from an organization such as the Three Rivers Land Trust, these large parcels likely will fall into the hands of developers. Then our valuable resources will be gone forever. The need is to act now. We worked with Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission to develop maps of educated priority target areas in each town. We will also work to assist landowners outside the target areas.

The average growth in the towns participating at this time in the trust has been over 13% during the last decade. All indications show that this number will escalate dramatically in the next decade. We feel that the Three Rivers Land Trust can play an important role in preserving and protecting our valued natural resources.

This organization is entirely run by volunteers, the board of directors is the active force. We have a volunteer lawyer, forester, media people, land stewardship committee, treasurer, president, etc. We meet once a month, the second wed. usually downstairs in the Springvale Library at 6:45 pm and as needed. We are glad to provide information and work with locally interested landowners.

Contact Three Rivers Land Trust

11 Oak Street
Suite 8
Alfred, Maine  04002
Phone: (207) 324-3733


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • York County, Maine

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