Active & Recent Projects

RRCT protects land through land donations, purchases, conservation easements and other legal agreements, and assisting other conservation partners and municipalities.

Below are select projects that RRCT is working on or have recently concluded. Not all projects are public due to quiet landowner and funder dialogue. We are always interested in working quietly with landowners who seek to conserve their own land or local neighborhoods.

View an August 2022 map of select active conservation projects.

ACTIVE / New Gloucester

Land Donation

Two generous landowners are donating 70 acres of land near the Auburn town line. More details will be shared as they become available.

ACTIVE / New Gloucester

Conservation Easement

Working with Maine Farmland Trust, RRCT will protect important agricultural and ecological values while providing public access to a notable destination. More details will be shared as they become available.

ACTIVE / Durham

New Leaf Farm

Working with Maine Farmland Trust, beloved farmland across from Runaround Pond will be conserved for future generations. More details to come!

ACTIVE / New Gloucester

Talking Brook Public Land

Working with the Trust for Public Land and the Maine Bureau of Parks & Lands (BPL), RRCT’s Big Falls Preserve is expanding by 156 acres. The expanded preserve will be renamed Talking Brook Public Land and will be owned by BPL. Learn more here.

RECENT / North Yarmouth

Knight’s Pond Preserve

RRCT has worked for a decade to create and expand the Knight’s Pond Preserve, alongside many others. North Yarmouth’s 2022 town meeting approved town acquisition of a parcel that will allow trail construction between village center and Knight’s Pond. In 2022, the Town acquired the parcel. Learn more here.

RECENT / Yarmouth

Cousins River Fields and Marsh

The Cousins River Field and Marsh was officially acquired by Maine Coast Heritage Trust in 2023. Royal River Conservation Trust and Freeport Conservation Trust worked alongside Maine Coast Heritage Trust to create the opportunity and raise funds for the 82 acre parcel. Learn more here.


Thayer Brook Preserve

In March 2022, RRCT purchased nearly 150 acres next to Libby Hill Forest, expanding a large trail network and protecting significant wildlife habitat. Learn more here.