Mission Statement

Loon Echo Land Trust protects land in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine to conserve its natural resources and character for future generations.

LELT stands with the Maine Land Trust Network and land trusts around Maine in condemning racism and working on anti-racism efforts. Read the statement.

The Why

Loon Echo Land Trust, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed in 1987 by community members who saw the need to preserve the natural areas of the region. Throughout the years, Loon Echo has worked with area residents, businesses and organizations to protect over 8,500 acres of land through conservation easements, land purchases and land donations. In 2017, Loon Echo achieved accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

Loon Echo conserves 8,000 acres of land and multi-use trail systems for the benefit of the public. These important open spaces protect the region’s water resources, wildlife habitat, working farms and forests, scenic views, provide recreational opportunities and maintain rural character.

Land conservation helps the Lake Region retain critical attributes of local character and suppor economic growth. Developing accessible recreational and scenic viewing locations encourages recreation and tourism. Conserving our forests promotes the continuity of rural landscapes and supports local employment. Preserving our region’s wildlife habitat and tradition of public access ensures that hunting, fishing, and nature observation can continue to flourish. The conservation of these natural resources, in turn, attracts new residents, businesses, broadens the employment base & diversifies our rural economy.

Our efforts to maintain the beauty and recreational resources of the area are possible due to the support of many individuals. We welcome all those who share our passion for protecting the region’s land and quality of life and invite you to support the trust.


About Loon Echo Land Trust

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