Trust Seeking Comment on Accreditation Renewal

The Land Trust Alliance’s land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national standards for protecting important natural places and working lands. After 5 years accreditation, Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust (GPMCT) is applying to renew its accreditation. A public comment period is now open. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program […]

54 Runners in Wildlands Trail Race

Judson Cake and Jen Britz, both from Bar Harbor, were the first male and female of 45  finishers (1 dog) in the 6.3-mile Wildlands Trail Race Sunday.   Race day was cool and damp with temperatures in the high 40’s and occasional light rain. An additional 9 runners participated in the 2-mile run, with first and […]

2-Mile Wildlands Trail Race

Nine runners participated in the 2-mile race, run in conjunction with the 6.3-mile race. First and second places, respectively, went  to 12-year old Liam Cormier of Orrington and 7-year old Antonia Burns of Bass Harbor. 2-Mile Race Results 6.3-Mile Race Results

Box and Brew Challenge

Box and Brew Challenge, October 1  – November 30th, 2018  Find 8 of the 16 Letterboxes on the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands and get a 10% discount on all Mason’s menu items, redeemable until November 30th, 2018! Details    

Wildlands Trail Race Oct. 28th

Update! The Wildlands Race is coming up this Sunday, October 28. Weather looks perfect for a fall Wildlands trail run: the nor’easter will have passed to our south and temps will be rising into the 40’s with chance of light rain. Bring an extra warm layer and a dry set of clothes in the car! […]

Hike with Sarah on Sunday

Experienced Wildlands explorer Sarah LeVine will lead a hike on Sunday, Sept. 9th at Oak Hill. Check in with Sarah in advance for specifics: or 667-1293. Oak Hill is about a 3-hour hike. If you haven’t gone on one of Sarah’s Sunday hikes this summer, give it a try!

GPMCT Work Party This Friday

Join us for a work party at Old Chapman Farm on Friday, Sept. 7th from 9am-noon. Meet other great people, get some exercise, and help improve the trails. We’ll cut encroaching branches, smooth rough spots, and control water flow. All tools provided. FMI: Steward Shawn Mercer (207)322-6725.

Sacred Places Concert for the Wildlands

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 8that 7pm for the Sacred Places Concert to benefit the Wildlands. Local songwriters will share their songs and stories about their connection to nature and conservation.The concert will take place at the Bald Mountain Community Center, 1287 Bald Mountain Road in North Orland. Suggested donation: $10 each, $25 for families. […]

Citizen Science Training August 23rd

Come to Miles Lane Trails at 10:00 on August 23rd and learn how to participate in a local citizen science project. Along with the Schoodic Institute, Earthwatch, and GPMCT staff, you’ll hear about international research being done in our area on the arrival of migratory birds and the timing of fruit development. For more information […]

GPMCT Annual Meeting August 16th

The Trust is celebrating 25 years of conservation, 1993-2018. Join us Thursday, August 16, 2018 in the Great Meadow in the Wildlands, Orland, Maine at 4pm. No RSVP required. We’ll hold a short business meeting, followed by bluegrass music with Dick Bowden’s Flying Circus. Wine, beer and finger food will be provided. The Great Meadow […]