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Phippsburg Land Trust
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    Phippsburg Land Trust
    PO Box 123
    Phippsburg, ME 04562

    Phone: 207-443-5993

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Sprit Pond - Photo by Carol Main

Phippsburg Land Trust Mission

The Phippsburg Land Trust preserves, protects and stewards special wild and natural places in Phippsburg for the benefit and education of our children, grandchildren and future generations.

The properties of Phipppsburg Land Trust are open to all, year round, free of admission from dawn to dusk.

 

Seasonal Awareness 2018

2018 Hunting Season Information

Hunters:  You are welcome to hunt Phippsburg Land Trust properties providing that you follow all local and state hunting rules.  Please note that this permission only applies to the properties we own:  Sprague Pond, Ridgewell Preserve, and Cooley Preserve at Center Pond.  The other PLT Preserves are Easements, and therefore permission would have to be obtained from the property owner; or in several cases the properties are too small to support hunting or too near to residences to hunt safely.  And of course please be aware of your surroundings when hunting,  – know where residences may be in relation to your hunting area – and also know that you may be sharing your hunting space with people walking our trails.  Hunters also remember that at Sprague Pond you are adjacent to Nature Conservancy land in the Basin Preserve, their rules apply.

Trappers: Phippsburg Land Trust may provide written permission as required by Maine State regulation upon request.  Please contact us by email or at 207.443.5993

Walkers:  Its November, if you are walking our trails this time of year – take sensible precautions, wear Blaze Orange and especially on your dogs if you take them out to hike with you.  Remember that you might be sharing the land with a hunter at any time, but enjoy sharing our trails.

The important dates:

  • Deer Archery Season ends on Friday October 26th.
  • Firearms Deer Season opens with Maine Resident only Day on Saturday October 27th, and then full season opens Monday October 29th through Saturday November 24th.  
  • Muzzleloading season is November 26th, through to December 8th in the Phippsubrg area.  And finally Fall Turkey season continues through November 7th.

As always Phippsburg Land Trust supports traditional uses on its properties.  

 

Dogs are Welcome on Land Trust Property

We get this question periodically, so to be clear about our policy – dogs are allowed on lands owned by the Phippsburg Land Trust.  In accordance with Maine state statutes, and Phippsburg ordinances, all dogs must be under the control of their owners at all times.  As with anything else, please use common sense: do not allow your dog to threaten or interfere with wildlife, and remember that dog owners share our preserves with other walkers, who may feel threatened by your dog’s enthusiasm, no matter how well-intentioned. Please keep your dog nearby, so that you are able to ensure others (wildlife, humans, or other pets) are not harmed. We also ask that you “carry out” any waste, especially when near a water body, including bogs, streams or vernal pools. Finally, be sure your pet wears orange during hunting seasons.

Be aware that for lands where the Land Trust holds an easement, landowner policies may differ. Some easements, such as Mary’s Woods, involve passing through a landowner’s yard and by their home. To preserve the privilege of bringing your pet to these lands, be sure your dog is a well-behaved guest.

Paying Our Share  — Thanks to Member Support

The Phippsburg Land Trust makes an annual Payment In Lieu Of Taxes (usually called a  PILOT) to the Town of Phippsburg for the lands we own.

We appreciate your support…so that we can show our support of our community.

Help us in 2018: Volunteer!

The Land Trust is a volunteer organization. We rely on the volunteer help of interested members of our community like yourself! If you are willing to help please email Cheri Brunault at volunteer@phippsburglandtrust.org . No experience is needed, check out our Volunteer page for more details, and to see our scheduled events!