Formed in 1995 by a group of concerned year round and summer residents, North Haven Conservation Partners (NHCP) received its tax-exempt status 501(c)(3) in 1996. NHCP is governed by a Board of Directors who establish organizational policies and set program direction.
Since 1996, NHCP has conserved 199 acres by conservation easement or through acquisition of title, two principle means of land conservation on North Haven.
NHCP has partnered with the Town of North Haven, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and several private landowners on multiple, permanent conservation projects.
In additional to land conservation, NHCP has sponsored programs for kids using the out-of-doors, lectures and workshops, walks on private property, and hosts a wide variety of interesting guest speakers at it Annual Meeting each August. North Haven Arts and Enrichment has been a partner on many of these activities.
NHCP’s success to date is due to the efforts of many volunteers, visionary landowners, outstanding partners, and supportive individuals and families. We are grateful to them all.
1996. NHCP incorporated as a land trust
March 2000 – Burnt Island 74 acre easement from the town of North Haven
2001 – Mill stream – 22 acre donation from John D. Rockefeller family.
2002 – Cabot Fields – 26 acre easement of the fields on either side of Crabtree Point Rd.
2003 – Pulpit Harbor – a donation of land at Pulpit Harbor from Ted and Lansing Lamont
2007 – Holding Ground – 9 acre easement on the North Shore abutting the shoreline from the Miner family
2009 – North Shore Rd – 19.2 acre easement from Juliet Lamont and Phil Price and an adjacent 5.2 acre easement from Beth Lamont near Charlie Brown pond and the Mill Stream
2009 – North Shore – 19 acre easement on on North Shore Rd abutting the shoreline from the Heap family
2009 – Cubby Hole – 11 acre easement along the Cubby Hole shore and South Shore Rd from Jamie Carpenter and Toshiko Mori
2014 Tar Tank Beach – a donation to NHCP and a gift from the Perkins and Cobb Family.
2016 – Peleg Thomas – donation of 5.8 acres on Southern Harbor from Mary White
2017 – North Shore – donation 35 acres from the Heap Family – Includes 19 acre easement from 2009 and an additional 16 acres on the southern side of North Shore Rd
2017 – Sage Woods – 9.2 acre easement from the Sage family in the town of North Haven
2019 – Sage Woods – An additional easement on 4.3 acres adjacent to the previous easement from the Sage family (for a total of 13.5 acres)
2019 – Pulpit Harbor – Purchased 2.4 acres from Lucia Woodruff abutting the donation from the Ted and Lansing Lamont in 2003 to create a total of 3.5 acres at Pulpit Harbor