What is a Land Trust?
A land trust aims to protect the lands and waters that define our communities and enrich our quality of life. A land trust may accomplish this through establishing and monitoring permanent conservation easements or with fee ownership. Conservation easements are legal agreements by which landowners voluntarily limit the development potential and use of their land. The land remains in existing ownership but the easement “runs with the title” insuring that the protections remain in place regardless of who may own the land in the future.
Brewer Land Trust
The Brewer Land Trust is a non-profit, 501c(3) entity operated by a Board of Directors, and is an independent entity from the City.
Please visit the Brewer Land Trust website at www.brewerlandtrust.org.
Acres owned: 4.20
Number of Parcels: 1
Acres under Conservation Easement: 111.17
Number of Parcels: 4
Brewer Land Trust Mission Statement
To cooperatively protect and preserve the natural and scenic resources of the City of Brewer and State of Maine, to encourage open space and green areas, to increase public awareness and understanding of the importance in conservation of natural resources and the interrelationships that exist among them, and to foster a trail system connecting to public areas and regional trails with all of the above for the enjoyment and benefit of present and future generations.
If you would like to become a member of the Brewer Land Trust, please contact Ken Hanscom at 207.989.5199 and/or complete the membership form.
If you would like to donate land or create a conservation easement, please contact Linda Johns, City Planner at 207.989.8431. Monetary donations are always welcome.