Many roots of the burgeoning national land conservation movement lie in Maine. While federal ownership of public lands has defined the landscape of conservation in the West, private efforts by land trusts and others have shaped conservation in the East. From the origins of Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park to the vibrant local land trust movement in Maine today, the special character of the state is grounded in its conserved lands. For all the progress that has been achieved, vital conservation work remains to be done and the land trust movement faces greater challenges today than ever before.
Tim Glidden has been involved in environmental policy, advocacy and conservation work for more years than he cares to admit. From reforestation projects in Pakistan to his current land conservation work in Maine, Tim seeks to advance social and ecological well-being. He has advised the Maine Legislature on a wide range of environmental issues while serving on its nonpartisan staff. Tim is currently the President of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide conservation group. He has an Environmental Studies degree from Colby College and a Masters of Forestry Sciences from Yale.