Since the Heritage Trust’s founding in 1991, over 13,589 acres of land have been conserved, including 45 miles of lake and river frontage, 15 islands and the majestic 2,443-foot Bald Mountain. RLHT is a 501 (c) 3 organization so all of your donations are tax deductible.


Become a Supporting Member

The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is a membership organization and we rely on the annual support of our members. Each year we have two solicitations from our membership: dues renewal and year end appeal. In addition you can use this link to provide support to a particular area of interest. Our membership levels provide an opportunity for anyone to provide support!

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Gift Membership

A gift of membership to support the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is a rewarding way of recognizing your family, friends or special occasion. If you would like to give a gift on behalf of someone, please print and fill out the attached form and either email, mail or fax it to our offices.

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Gifts of Interests in Land

An effective tool in land conservation is the use of a Conservation Easement which is a set of restrictions a landowner emplaces upon their land while still retaining ownership and use of the land. The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust would be designated as the easement holder with long-term responsibility for ensuring the terms of the easement are upheld. Like a gift of land a conservation easement can be considered a contribution to a qualified charitable organization. For further information at contact RLHT at (207) 864-7311.

Bargain Sale or Land of Interests in Land

Under either a fee or conservation easement purchase a portion of the value can be provided to the landowner in cash and a portion of the value can be considered as a donation by the landowner to the qualified charitable organization. This donated portion can have tax benefits to the donor. For further information at contact RLHT at (207) 864-7311.

Gifts of Land

We are an organization dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of land and we will consider a gift of land in fee subject to an evaluation in comparison to our land selection criteria. Gifts of land can be considered as a charitable contribution to a qualified organization which can have tax benefits. For further information at contact RLHT at (207) 864-7311.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving is term used to describe a variety of ways a donor can leave money/assets to a charitable nonprofit organization at his/her death; or a way to invest money so that the donor receives benefits during his/her life and then bequeaths the remaining funds either to their heirs or to a nonprofit. A planned or deferred gift to the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust provides a legacy opportunity for donors to ensure that future generations will be afforded the continued natural beauty of the Rangeley Region.

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Donor-Advised Funds (DAF)

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.

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If you or your family are considering any one of these gifts to RLHT please contact Executive Director, Chris Devine for further information at (207) 864-7311.