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Upper Androscoggin
River Valley

Rich ecological and recreational lands rise from quickwater to subalpine summits.

Why Act Now?

  1. Protect river access for fishing, boating, & hunting.
  2. Safeguard riparian habitat.
  3. Focus on a unique topography and geology especially capable to withstand climate impacts.
  4. Seek ways to understand and support Abenaki connections and needs related to this important indigenous waterway.
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Pathways to Success

  1. Partnering with local towns, and national and regional organizations.
  2. Uniting Maine and New Hampshire residents by celebrating a bioregion that transcends human-made boundaries.


Conserved properties to celebrate and enjoy:

  1. Androscoggin Canoe Trail. Friendly to kayaks and drift boats, too, as the river’s water quality recovered from a century of dire pollution, MLT played a lead role in creating regular public access points between Shelburne, NH and Rumford, ME. Gilead Landing, Newt’s Landing, Moran’s Landing, and Hastings Landing are now enjoyed by thousands each year.
  2. Shelburne Riverlands is nearly 900 acres, including 30 Androscoggin islands and 9 mainland parcels. Its wild and scenic nature makes this section beloved by paddlers and anglers. Drifting down the river is a quiet experience and this project protects the places people love to explore.
  3. McCoy-Chapman Forest has many dramatic features, including a 1600’ rise in elevation, Chapman Brook, waterfalls, fields, and an esker. Lots of trail options. The diverse habitats of forest, field, and riverfront support various birds and wildlife, including bears and eagles.
  4. Valentine Farm Conservation Center. Home of the Habitat Garden, Birding Trail, universally accessible trail, and riverfront meadow access. 
  5. “The Andro Islands” Historically farmed or logged, MLT’s many islands are densely vegetated field and forest, largely controlled by natural forces. They offer paddlers a resting place, or a taste of the wild for the intrepid bushwhacker.

Current Conservation Projects

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