The Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region contains 10,000 acres of land and is one of the largest remaining expanses of undeveloped forests in coastal New England.
The region is known for its abundance of vernal pools, rich biodiversity, and unique trail system and is home to many of Maine’s rare plants and animals. State, local and non-profit landowners are working together to protect Mount A’s water, wildlife, and land.
These landowners make up the Mount Agamenticus Steering Committee and include: the Towns of York and South Berwick, The York Water District, Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Great Works Regional Land Trust, York Land Trust, and The Nature Conservancy.
The mission of the Steering Committee is to protect the region’s water quality and wildlife habitat while managing sustainable recreational opportunities for the general public on over 10,000 contiguous acres. The Steering Committee has developed a Public Access and Trail Plan to implement its mission and strives to maintain safe, responsible, and enjoyable public access to the region’s trail system without compromising the integrity of the area’s ecologically significant habitats.