Learn About MtA2C

Working toward a shared vision since 2002.
Learn about MtA2C

We are just some of the hundreds of faces behind the MtA2C effort.  Photo by David J. Murray, ClearEyePhoto.com

Ten organizations began working together on the Mt. Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Initiative (MtA2C) in 2002 to conserve the most important forests, fields, wetlands and marshes in a focus area that includes part of Kittery, Eliot, York, Ogunquit, Wells, and South Berwick. Our goal: 19,000 acres of conserved natural lands and protected watersheds in the Mt. Agamenticus region to benefit people and wildlife.

We envision thriving communities connected by an expansive natural landscape that provides a haven for wildlife and enhances the health and well-being of our citizens, forever.

Why the Mt. Agamenticus region? It’s special – providing pure local drinking water, housing the greatest diversity of plants and animals in the state and featuring over 60 miles of trails for outdoor recreation – plus so much more! To explore the region, click here.

MtA2C’s work with willing landowners and towns is guided by a 2005 conservation plan designed to protect unique and important features of the region. See the Conservation Plan.  See our progress by clicking on the latest Conservation Lands Map.

By working together, we’ve been able to conserve land more efficiently and strategically than working alone. MtA2C was awarded an EPA Environmental Excellence Award and is seen as a model of effective collaboration and innovation both regionally and nationally.

The MtA2C coalition includes partners ranging from international non-profits and government organizations to state and local land trusts:

Learn how you can help us reach this goal! Click here to Support the Vision.

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