Woodie Wheaton Land Trust

Promote the protection, preservation, and conservation of land and water in the Chiputneticook Lakes region of eastern Maine for the benefit of the general public.

The land trust is a group of citizens like you, who share a genuine affection for the Chiputneticook Lakes region, and who are willing to do what they can to protect the natural beauty and remaining wildness of the area. Named for a legendary Maine guide who died in 1990, the land trust defends the lakes and shore lands of the northern St. Croix watershed.

Dedicated to preserving natural areas and habitat for the benefit of the general public, the WWLT works quietly on a willing buyer–willing seller basis. As a nonprofit corporation, the land trust can own property, engage in conservation easements, and use other conservation tools. The WWLT is not an advocacy group, although it will encourage and advise landowners, public and private, to manage their property with good stewardship and priority for natural values.

The Woodie Wheaton Land Trust is incorporated in the State of Maine as a nonprofit conservation organization (1995), has Internal Revenue Service status as a Section 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, and is governed by its own bylaws. Business is conducted by a diverse thirteen-member Board of Directors and group of officers. The WWLT is a member of the Maine Land Trust Network and has a good working relationship with many state and regional conservation organizations.

Based in Forest City, Maine between East Grand Lake and Spednic Lake on the international boundary between Maine and New Brunswick, the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust has initiated and overseen the conservation and protection of more than a hundred miles of unspoiled shoreline in the Chiputneticook Lakes region. During the last seventeen years, we protected the natural character of many pristine islands and special places for the enjoyment of the public and we continue to develop a growing conservation ethic in our area. Our achievements are remarkable for such a small group, whose energy has come from local guides and others determined to save these unique values from the encroachment of development. Our financial support has largely come from sportsmen and sportswomen and conservationists such as YOU...we are more than 520 members strong...who understand the challenge of protecting this wild landscape.

Contact Woodie Wheaton Land Trust

Patty Bubar
Office Manager
2 Grove Road
Forest City, Maine  04413
Phone: (207) 448 3250


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Maine

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