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.


  • 23Friday, October 23
    12:00am - 11:59pm

    Roadside Cleanup

    October 23, 2020 - October 25, 2020  

  • 11Wednesday, November 11
    12:00am - 11:59pm

    Office Closed for Veteran's Day

    November 11, 2020

  • 19Thursday, November 19
    4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Tracking Maine’s Great Blue Herons Beyond State Lines

    November 19, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Did you ever wonder where Maine’s Great Blue Herons go in winter? In 2016, five adult Great Blue Herons were outfitted with lightweight GPS tracking devices, then released to allow researchers to follow their movements during nesting, migration, and wintering. Two of the five Maine birds migrated to Florida, one to the Bahamas, one to Cuba, and one flew all the way to Haiti! Hear all about these majestic birds, how over 100 volunteers have been monitoring their colonies for the past 12 years, and how students are integral to tracking their movements within and beyond state lines. 
    Danielle D’Auria is a Wildlife Biologist working in the Research and Assessment Section of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in Bangor and focuses on statewide populations of colonial wading birds, secretive marsh birds, black terns, and loons, as well as land management issues affecting wetland habitats.
    This is the 23rd in our webinar Series co-hosted by BHHT and Island Heritage Trust, featuring local naturalists, professionals from environmentally focused organizations, and outdoor learning experts to share their knowledge, virtually, during a time when we can’t all be out in the field together.
    The webinars take place LIVE on Thursdays from 4-5 pm! We will record the webinar so that if you wish to view it but can’t participate at that time, the presentation will be available to you on our websites and social media.
    Click the link below to REGISTER for this webinar:

  • 26Thursday, November 26
    12:00am - 11:59pm

    Office Closed for Thanksgiving

    November 26, 2020 - November 27, 2020  



Friends From the Field

A Lifelong Relationship with Sweetgrass THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2020 AT 4 PM EDT – 5 PM EDT Join us to listen to, Carol Dana, from the Penobscot Nation, tell stories about her lifelong relationship ...

Autumn Road Side Clean Up 2020

Friday, October 23rd - Sunday, October 25th Trashbags available at Deer Isle Town Hall, The Galley, and Burnt Cove Market For more information email: Or to sign ...

IHT announces new Executive Director

We are excited to announce that IHT's Board of Trustees has appointed Julia Zell as its new Executive Director.  Julia was appointed IHT’s Development Director in April 2019 and has also been serving ...