CNLT recognizes the significant impact climate change is having in our Downeast region and around the world. We are committed to focusing on climate resilience in all that we do: land conservation, stewardship, access and education. It is through these actions that we believe we can make a crucial difference in preserving the health and vitality of the Crabtree Neck peninsula and in enhancing connections between the land and the community in ways that benefit us all.
Beyond the work we are doing on CNLT’s 400-plus acres, we hope to inspire and educate the Hancock community to do what is possible and manageable in our own backyards – complementing larger-scale land conservation.
Healthy backyards create wildlife corridors, increase biodiversity, and connect climate resilient landscapes. Each of us can take action on our own properties by choosing native plants, reducing the size of our lawns, not using pesticides, removing invasive plants and making every backyard a habitat for animals to thrive. Together, neighbors can create a necklace of oases throughout Crabtree Neck to fight climate change, habitat fragmentation and species decline of both flora and fauna. You don’t need a lot of land to make a big difference collectively.