Special Membership Meeting March 28 on Prospect Land Transfer


DUE TO SNOWSTORM, THIS MEETING IS POSTPONED TO MARCH 28! The President and Board of Directors of GPMCT hereby call a Special Meeting, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 6 pm at Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, Orland, Maine (snow date March 29). The purpose is to review and vote on the transfer to Coastal Mountains […]

Skorapa, Clarke win Wildlands Snowshoe Run Feb. 19


Victor Skorapa, 22, of Freeport led a pack of 15 runners to win the Wildlands Snowshoe Run on Sunday, Feb. 19, for the second year in a row. Sun and temperatures near 50 F meant t-shirts and well-packed snow on the scenic 4.4-mile course. Skorapa, a student at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, ran over […]

Help Wanted – Land Steward

Birding Path bog bridge

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust is the non-profit land trust for Bucksport, Orland, Dedham and Verona Island. GPMCT owns and manages about 4,600 acres (including the 4,500-acre Great Pond Mountain Wildlands in Orland) for wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation and sustainable forestry, and holds conservation easements on private land in Orland and Dedham/Lucerne. GPMCT seeks an […]

Goupee, VanDongen win Wildlands Trail Run


Andy Goupee of Dedham and Jennifer VanDongen of Bar Harbor led the pack over the finish line in the Wildlands Trail Run Sunday, October 30. Fifty-six runners from around the state turned out for the first race in the 2016 Downeast Double Trouble Trail Race Series, a 6.3-mile dash across Oak and Flag Hills and […]

Doherty, Keeney are Volunteers of the Year

Peter Keeney

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust honored David Doherty of Orland and Peter Keeney of Bar Harbor as 2015-16 Volunteers of the Year, at the land trust’s annual meeting July 10. The land trust recognized Doherty for his volunteer work rebuilding the Stuart Gross Trail on Orland’s Great Pond Mountain, and his participation in the Adopt-a-Path […]

Skorapa wins Wildlands Snowshoe Run


ORLAND—Victor Skorapa, 21, of Freeport—a student at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine—bested a field of 17 runners to win the Wildlands Snowshoe Race on Sunday, Feb. 7. This winter’s run featured pleasant temperatures and softening snow—a big contrast to last season’s deep powder and bitter cold! Only about half the runners sported snowshoes; the rest […]

Cake and VanDongen win Wildlands Trail Run


Judson Cake of Bar Harbor was the overall winner of the 6.3-mile Wildlands Trail Run, held on a rainy fall Sunday, October 25. Cake, 37, ran the course up and over Oak and Flag Hills in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands in 43:41. Andy Goupee of Dedham took 2nd overall with a time of 45:18, […]

Bylaws overhaul, new board members at July 12 Annual Meeting

At GPMCT’s Annual Meeting July 12, members will vote on revised bylaws and a new slate of board members and officers, and say goodbye to several board members terming out. Click HERE for an agenda! Departing board members include Ted Van Leer of Lexington, VA and Alamoosook Lake, Orland, who has now served a total […]

Bucksport blueberry field, forest conserved

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Outdoor adventurers will have a new destination in Bucksport this year, now that GPMCT has received a stunning 65-acre forest and blueberry field on the town-abandoned Upper Long Pond Road. The property sits high on the north side of a ridge and contains a 5.5-acre blueberry field, a 5-acre wetland and 50+ acres of mixed […]

Dalisio wins Snowshoe Race

Jennifer VanDongen and Ryan King sprint out of the start

Tony Dalisio of Waterville bested fifteen other runners to win the 13th annual Wildlands Snowshoe Race on Saturday, Feb. 14. Dalisio, 32, completed the brutally cold and snowy 4.9-mile course in 49 minutes, 7 seconds. He was followed by Victor Skorapa of Freeport, with a time of 52:03, and the female winner, Jennifer VanDongen of […]