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RLHT Invites You to Walk the Woods Each Week

Do you want to learn more about the trails in your community? Are you curious about the natural world that surrounds our town? Do you just want to get out and take a walk in the woods? Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust invites you to join in their new weekly “Walk the Woods” series on every Tuesday evening throughout the summer.  Beginning May 29th RLHT will lead an hour and a half walks on their conservation lands around Rangeley Lake.  The walks will be open and free to the community, meeting at the Trailhead at 5:30 each week.  More information is available at, or on the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust Facebook page. Read More


Dear Anglers, Hunters, Paddlers, and Landowners,

Back in 1970, when the singer, Joni Mitchell, phrased “You Don’t Know What You Got Until Its Gone”, she likely never thought those words would be the tagline for un-wanted change in western Maine.  Nearly fifty years later, those words characterize the impact some changes can make on the environmental, social, financial and historical aspects of a community and its jewel landmarks. Read More

John J. McDevitt Woods

The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is proud to name the recently acquired property on the Magalloway River, the “John J. McDevitt Woods”, after a very special person.

Far off in the western corner of Maine, speckled by Aziscohos and Parmacheene Lakes and defined by the Magalloway River, Aziscohos Mountain and the Diamond Peaks, lies the tiny Village of Wilsons Mills. Read More

RLHT Acquires 230 acres on the Magalloway River

The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is excited to announce the acquisition of 230 acres on the Magalloway River in Lincoln Plantation, Maine.

Nestled in the hills between Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and the Dartmouth Second College Grant, the parcel contributes to over 28,000 acres of functionally contiguous land that dominate the headwaters and shore-lands of the Magalloway, Dead Diamond, and Swift Diamond Rivers. Read More

RLHT Announces Volunteers of the Year

Rangeley, ME -  Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is pleased to announce Volunteer of the Year award has been awarded jointly to Scott Ash and Andrew Ash of AJs Cycles, for their amazing contribution to our work throughout the year.

With their noted multiple talents and expertise, the Ashes have assisted RLHT in a variety of ways, including connecting our community to our mission.Miles of our trails are now open to mountain biking and are hosting more visitors than ever.  Read More


Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust Announces David Miller as Executive Director

Rangeley, ME - Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is pleased to announce David Miller of Portlandas new Executive Director. He has served in the public and private sectors at various program, fundraising and leadership levels and brings a wealth of experience and perspective to our organization.  David will be filling the open position left after previous Executive Director Chris Devine retired. The Trust would like to thank Chris for five years of passion and dedication to our mission. Read More


RLHT focuses Giving Tuesday on youth

Rangeley, ME - The holiday season has arrived and non-profits like Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust are asking you to think and act locally. On Tuesday, Nov. 28 the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday will have given way to Giving Tuesday, a day of donating, raising funds, or volunteering for causes you care about.

Since 1991 RLHT has focused on conservation and community and maintains traditional public access and uses of its land for recreation, education, and scientific study. Read More 



Rangeley Lakes Region Still Milfoil Free 

RANGELEY – The 15th season of Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust (RLHT) Courtesy Boat Inspection program was highly successful with nearly 1700 boaters participating in the program.  Since 2002, RLHT has diligently checked boats over 20 thousand boats for aquatic hitchhikers, like milfoil and zebra mussels.  Boat inspectors man public boat launches in the region, focusing efforts in high traffic public boat launches, like the Town Park public boat launch (PBL) on Rangeley Lake and Mill Brook PBL on Richardson Lake from ice-out in May to the end of September. Read More



A Little Preparation Goes A Long Way 

The ability to easily access the outdoors is one benefit of living in Maine that can be taken for granted. In the Rangeley region the fact that there are miles and miles of trails that can be reached within a short drive gives this region an appeal that brings people from all over. With that said, easy access can bring spur of the moment ideas that often sound great, but still take planning to pull off well. No matter what kind of outdoor experience you may be looking for, it takes being prepared to have a successful adventure. Read More


Devine Announces Retirement from RLHT

After five very successful years as the Executive Director of the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust (RLHT), Chris Devine has decided it is time for him to move on and try something new. Chris has been in the conservation non-profit world for 18 years and has served as an Executive Director, Board and Committee member at several organizations. Read More



RLHT Takes on Three Invasive and Nuisance Species
Rangeley, ME - In line with our mission to maintain the integrity of our natural resources, the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is focusing its efforts this summer on halting the spread of two invasive and one nuisance species: wall lettuce (Mycelis muralis), the rusty crayfish (Ornectes rusticus), and the spruce budworm moth (Choristoneura). Read More




RLHT Enters 15th Courtesy Boat Inspection Season

RLHT Enters 15th Courtesy Boat Inspection SeasonRangeley, ME - The Rangeley Lakes Region has some of the healthiest water bodies in Maine. The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust hopes to keep it that way. Their Headwaters Lake Protection Program oversees water quality monitoring and invasive species on 16 waterbodies within the upper Androscoggin River Watershed which are most likely free of aquatic invasive plants. Read More


RLHT Makes Safety Improvements at Cupsuptic Campground

Adamstown Township, ME - In 2006 the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust purchased a total of 110-acres of land on Cupsuptic Lake. Included within this purchase is a 16-acre commercial campground known as the Cupsuptic Lake Park & Campground that has operated for many decades under a lease arrangement. Read More



EcoVenture Celebrates 20 Years

Rangeley, ME - Join us this summer as the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust celebrates twenty years of our Camp EcoVenture. Another action packed summer is in the works and we hope to share it with you!

Established in 1998 EcoVenture connects the community with RLHT’s conservation work. Over 2000 campers and 500 staff have... Read More



RLHT Acquires 70 acres on Rangeley Lake’s Hunter Cove

Oquossoc, ME– The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 70 acre property on Rangeley Lake. Located on the eastern shoreline of Hunter Cove, the property abuts 100-acre “Hunter Cove Wildlife Sanctuary”, which was donated to RLHT in 2004 by Maine Audubon Society, and directly across the Cove from 180 acre “Hunter Cove Uplands”. Read More



Geller Family Donates 15 acres on Greenvale Cove

This 15-acre, undeveloped parcel rests on 955’ of shoreline along Rangeley Lake’s Greenvale Cove and continues into 778’ of Long Pond Stream. The property features a unique blend of wetlands, forested wetlands and upland habitat that provide habitat for a variety of nesting birds and ducks, native brook trout and rainbow smelt populations. Read More



Tracks in the Snow

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust’s conservation lands are shared spaces for our community to recreate but also more than that. They serve as habitat for a wide-variety of species such as our iconic moose, our ever present white-tailed deer, and the elusive three-toed woodpecker. Though winter doesn’t allow us to see or hear all of the animals that depend on these protected parcels, it does allow for us to investigate the inhabitants in a way that isn’t possible the rest of the year. Read More


RLHT Announces Volunteers of the Year

This year’s Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust’s Volunteers of the Year are Lindy and Pam Atwood. This was their 3rd season as Camp Host’s at RLHT’s Cupsuptic Lake Park and Campground in Oquossoc. Read More

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RLHT Installs Spruce Budworm Pheromone Traps... Read More

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Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust Earns National Recognition... Read More

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust President and Founder Retires... Read More