Cooperative Efforts

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Locally based land trusts like ours can be most effective when working towards a common regional vision in partnership with federal and state agencies and with large and small non-governmental organizations.  By combining complementary skills and pooling resources, partnerships can:
  • Complete ambitious multi-property and landscape scale projects that are beyond the capability of any partner acting alone
  • Present a more compelling case to funding agencies and donors based on a partnership based strategy of preserving large contiguous blocks of the highest value habitat
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At Pleasant River Wildlife Foundation we expect to commit the majority of our efforts to coastal wetlands conservation in Washington County:
  • Completing the consolidation of over 2,100 acres of wetlands and upland buffer on the east side of Addison’s Pleasant Bay into a unified conservation area to protect critical wildlife habitat and to provide important recreational resources for the community and visitors.
  • Providing ongoing leadership to the Heads of the Estuaries Partnership in completing and expanding its initial goal of protecting 7,500 acres of estuarine wetlands and wildlife habitat and 25 miles of coastal frontage extending northeastward from the Schoodic Peninsula to Machias Bay.
  • Actively supporting Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Downeast Coastal Conservancy in a similar and adjoining effort extending coastal conservation further northeastward from Machias Bay through the Bold Coast and Cobscook Bay regions to the New Brunswick border.

PRWF also supports several regional conservation partnerships working to link Washington County’s coastline and its offshore seabird islands with its historic Atlantic Salmon river corridors and with the inland forests and lakes at their headwaters.

Pleasant River Wildlife Foundation participates actively in the Maine Wetlands Protection Coalition, which brings together federal, state and non-governmental conservation partners to coordinate and prioritize applications for federal and state grants to help protect Maine’s high value wetland habitat.

PO Box 154 • Addison • Maine • 04606 • [email protected]