The Woodie Wheaton Land Trust strives to promote the protection, preservation, and conservation of land and water in the Chiputneticook Lakes region of eastern Maine and western New Brunswick, Canada for the benefit of present and future generations.

Headwaters Forest Acquisition

In 2018, the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust (WWLT) purchased 3,055 acres of former timber industry land, located along Monument Brook in the headwaters of the St. Croix River watershed. This acquisition was crucial to maintaining valuable wildlife habitat, protecting water quality in the East Grand Lake watershed, and preserving public access for traditional use.

We are excited to announce that in the fall of 2020, the WWLT successfully purchased an additional 919.5 acre parcel in the headwaters. This new parcel has many benefits such as protection of valuable habitat, streams and ecosystems, as well as it connects to our Greenleaf parcel, which allows for improved public access and visibility.

This success of this project was made possible by receiving grants from nonprofit foundations and the support and generosity of our donors.  We want to thank each and every one of you for you help.  Without your support, this achievement would not have been possible. The WWLT is looking forward to conserving and restoring the parcel's damaged forest, westland, and stream ecosystems to their natural state. We hope that you will someday visit the Headwaters Forest by land or by water and enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer.

Take care of the land. Take care of yourself. We’re a partner of the Look Out for ME initiative to provide guidelines, tips and resources for your next Maine adventure. Let’s all do our part to protect Maine’s natural resources for generations to come.