Deer Isle is a spectacular island community of 24,000 acres and 112 miles of shoreline, comprising the towns of Deer Isle and Stonington and outlying islands.

Island Heritage Trust is a community-based, non-profit land trust contributing to the well-being of the island community by conserving its distinctive landscape and natural resources, maintaining public access to valued trails, shoreline and islands, and by providing educational programming for all ages.


Island Heritage Trust (IHT) seeks a full-time Executive Director. IHT is a growing nonprofit land trust dedicated to conserving the natural and cultural heritage of Deer Isle and surrounding islands. The ideal candidate for this position should have excellent management and people skills so as to create and maintain strong partnership relationships with members of the Board, the staff, and our many volunteers, as well as to serve as the public face of the Trust with local citizens, landowners, donors, other key constituencies, and the greater land trust community. Experience in program development, financial planning, management and fundraising are key components of the position as are excellent written and communication skills. Ideally, the successful candidate will have work experience in land conservation or a related field. A more detailed job description can be found here.

To apply, applicants should send a cover letter and resume to the Board Chair at or P.O. Box 42, Deer Isle, ME 04627. The expected start date for the position is May 1, 2018; deadline for applications: March 1st.

Call For Artists:
Preserve Brochure Cover Art Contest

Preserve Brochure Cover Art Contest

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Island Heritage Trust is excited to introduce our newest piece of land, Crystal Cove Preserve. This Oceanville property was generously donated by the Homann family, and will be open for visitors come fall of 2016.

North Shore of Crystal Cove Preserve
7th Graders' Beach Grass Project
at Causeway Beach

7th Graders' Beach Grass Project at Causeway Beach

Martha Bell, Island Heritage Trust Environmental Educator, along with Mickie Flores, DISES Middle School Science teacher, and a handful of her 7th graders continue the work of studying and encouraging the strong growth of Causeway Beach's Beach Grass this May. After having placed the flags up around the strip of grass last fall, the protected beach grass has shown great progress as it grew out beyond the flags!
Island Heritage Trust is taking its school programs to a whole new level! Read Mike Little's letter to the editor here from the November 21, 2013 Island Ad-Vantages to find out how. More info on the Marine Studies Pathway.

Island Heritage Trust

420 Sunset Road ~ Deer Isle, Maine
Mail: P.O. Box 42 / Deer Isle, ME 04627
Phone: 207-348-2455
FAX: 207-348-2455


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Stonington Webcam - A view of Stonington Harbor from the Island Ad-Vantages office

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