Downeast Lakes Land Trust Renames Community Forests

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is pleased to announce the renaming of the Farm Cove Community Forest (FCCF) and the West Grand Lake Community Forest (WGLCF). With the recent acquisition of the WGLCF adding an additional 21,780 acres of contiguous land, the two community forests will be combined and renamed the “Downeast Lakes Community Forest.”

The newly-named Downeast Lakes Community Forest comprises more than 55,000 acres of land owned and managed by DLLT for wildlife habitat, public recreation, and sustainable forestry. DLLT will be updating all online media and physical signage on the property in the near future.

“This new title for DLLT’s lands reflects the commitment of the Downeast Lakes Land Trust to the people and environment of the entire Downeast Lakes region,” said DLLT Executive Director David Montague. “Our goal of community-based leadership and management of the forest for economic and environmental well-being remains unchanged.”

 

The FCCF was created in 2005 with the purchase of 27,080 acres from Georgia-Pacific as part of the Downeast Lakes Forestry Partnership. The FCCF was expanded in 2008 when the 6,628 acre Wabassus Lake Tract was purchased from International Paper. All land acquisitions by DLLT were supported by the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Legacy Program, the Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) Program, and numerous private foundations and donors.