General | Maine

Alder Stream Preserve Grows to Over 6,800 Acres

We’re pleased to announce that the Alder Stream Preserve in Maine has increased by nearly 2,300 acres! In accordance with our mission, this land will be protected as forever wild, ensuring that it will provide habitat for wildlife and recreational opportunities for people for the long term. We have been aiming to secure this parcel in the towns of Atkinson and Charleston for several years and are so glad to be able to share the news of this achievement.

Protection of this key parcel brings the total acreage of the Alder Stream Preserve to 6,803 acres. The Alder Stream addition contains extensive wetlands that provide exceptional habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife, as well as approximately 15 miles of frontage along Levensellor Brook and Dead Stream, critical habitat for imperiled Atlantic salmon.

Northeast Wilderness Trust purchased the 2,293 acres from forest products and real estate company H.C. Haynes, Inc. The project was made possible by a federal grant of $1 million through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) and generous funding from the Steven C. Leuthold Family Foundation. Our sincere thanks to Steve Leuthold and his family and to Sweet Water Trust for their support.

Read more about this project and view a map.

Read an article about the Alder Stream expansion on the Bangor Daily News website.

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    wonderful, we need more of this kind of preservation in this country

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