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FRENCHMAN BAY CONSERVANCY

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Environment
  • Sports & Recreation

Location

PO BOX 150HANCOCK, ME 04640 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Frenchman Bay Conservancy conserves distinctive ecosystems, lands, and waters for the benefit of all, from the Union River and Frenchman Bay watersheds east to the Hancock County line.

Description

Frenchman Bay Conservancy is a nationally accredited nonprofit land conservation organization. Now in our 32nd year of operation, we have protected over 8,000 acres through conservation easements or FBC owned preserves in 12 towns and townships in Maine. Our conserved lands protect a broad variety of ecosystems and traditional land uses, including forest, wetlands, coastline, mountains, an organic farm, a working woodlot, blueberry fields, and waterfront along a wild and scenic river. Frenchman Bay Conservancy maintains more than 28 miles of year-round public access hiking trails for nature observation, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hunting. We protect access for the public to enjoy scenic vistas, sandy beaches, rocky coastlines and mudflats for recreation and commercial access including clam and worm harvesting.

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