Upper Pleasant River

Pleasant River Wildlife Foundation

Founded as a 501(c)(3) Maine Land Trust charitable organization in 1998, PRWF works to protect wildlife habitat on the Downeast Coast. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, has no paid staff, and is committed to preserving traditional public access.

Since its founding 20 years ago, PRWF has purchased and protected:

1,317

acres of wetlands

2,546

acres of uplands

19.6

miles of salt water shorefront

5.19

miles of streams

Our Mission

Pleasant River Wildlife Foundation’s mission is to protect scarce, high value wildlife habitat in coastal Washington County, Maine. Our highest priorities are:

  • to protect wetlands and adjacent wildlife habitats that are particularly critical for waterfowl, shorebirds and woodcock
  • to protect marshes and shorelines that can adapt to rising sea levels
  • to protect Maine’s Rockweed, a vital species in the Gulf of Maine ecosystem
  • to work in close coordination with other partners to achieve significant conservation on a regional scale
  • to preserve traditional public access to all our properties and waterfront