Kittery Land Trust

Saving land, building community.


Make your Columbus Day Weekend plans local. Explore the Mount Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Area with its local land trusts (KLT, YLT & GWRLT). Together we will be offering a series of hikes that bring you from the “mountain to the sea’. KLT’s sponsored hike (Monday 10/9 from 2-4pm) at Brave Boat Headwaters will be the final act of this trio of hikes. We’ll have naturalist guided hikes and finish it...

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30th Annual Meeting

30th Annual Meeting


Posted on Aug 29, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Bring a friend, a side-dish or just yourselves to KLT’s 30th Annual Meeting and Potluck.  Sunday, September 10th noon-3pm. Special Guest = Melissa Paly will talk about her new job as the Great Bay/Piscataqua River Keeper and the role land conservation in Kittery plays in keeping our coastal waters clean. Bring a friend, a side-dish or just yourselves to KLT’s 30th Annual Meeting and Potluck.  Sunday, September 10th...

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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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