Entries by IHT

We are hiring! – Full Job Description

Executive Director Island Heritage Trust (IHT) seeks a full-time Executive Director to lead a growing non-profit organization dedicated to conserving the natural and cultural heritage of Deer Isle and surrounding islands. The ideal candidate should have strong leadership and strategic planning skills, a passion for land conservation, and the ability to work effectively with the […]

Lady Slippers Webinar: Pollination Ecology and Conservation

June 25th at 4:00 pm Join botanist and former professor, Peter Curtis, for an exploration of the fascinating lives of these iconic native wildflowers, from dust seeds and fungal symbionts to their habit of deceiving bumblebees. We will include a tutorial on hand pollination as a way to increase Lady’s-Slipper fruit set and seed production. […]

Friends From The Field Webinars

Co-hosted Webinar Series with Blue Hill Heritage Trust Updated Schedule and Registration for the Summer   July 2nd: Stone Walls of Maine: Stone walls are windows through which we can learn about human history and natural history. Maine Master Naturalist Cheryl Laz will help us understand why there are so many stones and stone walls in Maine, […]

Webinar: Sustainable Foraging with Brighid Doherty

May 28th: Sustainable Foraging with Brighid Doherty, founder of The Solidago School of Herbalism – The intrigue around harvesting wild medicinal plants is ever-growing.  It is important to know how to harvest wild plants in ways that support their populations.  We are currently putting many medicinal and edible wild plants at risk of endangerment from over-harvesting and poor wildcrafting techniques.  […]


We will continue to update this page as necessary with new information. Check our events calendar HERE. Heritage House is closed to the public, and the staff is working from home until further notice. We will check phone messages every day, but emailing iht@islandheritagetrust.org with any questions or concerns is the best option. Thank you […]

Library Talk: Intertidal Zones

Join Island Heritage Trust’s Environmental Educator, Martha Bell, to explore Deer Isle/Stonington’s intertidal zones. This pre-recorded educational video is scheduled to premiere on our youtube page, Tuesday, May 12th at 4:30pm.   Part 1: Reach Beach Part 2: Salt Marsh Questions? Email: jmccarty@islandheritagetrust.org

Evergreen Medicine

Come for a virtual medicinal evergreen walk with local herbalist, Brighid Doherty at Pine Hill Preserve. The walk will focus on the health benefits of a variety of evergreen trees including Pine, Cedar, Juniper, and Spruce. We will also look for spring medicinal weeds that may be sprouting, along the way. All ages are welcome! […]


Today is the day! #GivingTuesdayNow is a day of global unity and giving. Our goal is to reach, or surpass, 50 individual donations – of any size! We hope you’ll consider participating, not only by supporting us – but others as well; if you can. Your support helps to ensure open space, public access to the outdoors, wildlife habitat, […]