Fourth Machias Lake, Washington County, Maine.
We partnered with the Maine Department of Conservation on the acquisition of nearly 8,000 acres surrounding the Machias Lakes of eastern Maine. The project protects almost 250 miles of prime lake, river and stream frontage—a truly amazing legacy. Some 86 percent of the Machias River’s Atlantic salmon spawning and rearing habitat will be preserved along with the famous backcountry canoe route. The protection of Machias Lakes fits into a broader conservation strategy for the Downeast Maine region.