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.


  • 18Thursday, March 18
    4:00pm - 5:00pm

    WEBINAR - The Arctic, Maine and the First Abrupt Climate Change Event in the Modern Era

    March 18, 2021  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    The Arctic, Maine and the First Abrupt Climate Change Event in the Modern Era: In recent decades human activity has become the major driver of climate change. The Arctic has thus far experienced the greatest change and the impact has spread throughout the Northern Hemisphere resulting in a fast transition to a new climate state and significant climate instability. The impacts of climate change are one of the greatest security threats of this century. Maine is and will continue to experience climate change, but with good planning Maine could be well placed to both deal with and positively build upon change. Paul Andrew Mayewski, Director and Professor of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, is an internationally acclaimed glaciologist, climate scientist and polar explorer. He has led >60 expeditions to the remotest regions of the planet and made significant contributions to climate science that are documented in 500 scientific publications, two popular books and hundreds of major media appearances.  

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  • 19Monday, April 19
    12:00am - 11:59pm

    Office Closed for Patriot's Day

    April 19, 2021



Volunteer Preserve Steward

Volunteer Preserve Steward Please click the above link: Dear Volunteers, WE MISS YOU! We miss seeing your faces at Heritage House, we miss maintaining the trails with you on Trail Tuesdays, and ...

Friends From The Field Webinar

Citizen Science: A Means to Promote Equity and Inclusion in Environmental STEM Thursday, January 7th, 4:00 - 5:00 pm (est) Amara Ifeji will speak to her lived experiences as a BIPOC individual, the ...

Friends From The Field Webinar

ALL ABOUT BROWN TRAIL MOTHS! Thursday, December 17th, @ 4:00 - 5:00 pm (est) Browntail moth is a nonnative moth that is currently expanding its range in Maine. Come learn about the biology, history, ...