Kittery Land Trust

Saving land, building community.


Climate Change

Climate Change


Posted on Aug 11, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Because lands protected by land trust’s such as KLT are owned and managed “in perpetuity”, we take a very long view while doing our work. Exactly how a rapidly changing (in geological terms) climate will effect land, ecosystems and biological diversity in Kittery is unknown.  But we don’t need that much precision to know that greater variety and better connections will help future Kittery residents (human and...

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Did you know the territory for Cottontails, the only native rabbit in New England, has diminished 86% since the 1950s?  In Maine, these bunnies are now only found in York and Cumberland counties, and are a rare species to see: they are listed as an endangered animal in our state. As our forests have matured, the shrub land that the Cottontail needs for survival has drastically declined.  This early-successional habitat, formed of...

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Nestled in the heart of Brave Boat Harbor between Route 103, Bartlett and Payne Roads, Brave Boat Headwaters [BBH] is part of the largest block of natural land remaining in Kittery.  Biologically rich, it teems with life.  Eagles circle overhead, butterflies flit in open fields, salamanders secret themselves in the wet mosses near vernal pools.  BBH is home to rare and endangered species like the Blanding’s turtle and Lady...

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Rustlewood Farm

Rustlewood Farm


Posted on Aug 15, 2016 in Featured | 0 comments

300  acres of farmland — fields, forest and wetlands– stretching from Kittery to Eliot. KLT purchased two conservation easements on the farm in 2014, which have eliminated the possibility of future residential development. The land protects nearly a mile of Spruce Creek and maintains the open vistas along Wilson Road (Rte 101). The Johnson family continues to own and farm the land, the last dairy farm in Kittery. Year round, public...

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A Monk Walks His Path

A Monk Walks His Path


Posted on Sep 15, 2010 in Portfolio | 0 comments

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