Land & Farm Conservation
Since 1985, CELT has preserved 770 acres of land on 29 separate parcels. These lands, some donated and some purchased, represent the varied ecology of our seaside town, including mature forest; open fields; sandy beaches; marshlands, ponds and streams; and working farmland.
The majority of these properties are managed by CELT staff and volunteers for casual, non-motorized use by the general public. Several of these parcels are still privately owned, though CELT has negotiated binding conservation agreements (easements) to ensure these properties remain primarily undeveloped.
Our Landowner Options page provides more detailed information about the types of conservation projects we do. For a comprehensive list of all public access trails in Cape Elizabeth, please reference our Cape Elizabeth Town and Trail map available for sale at our office or see our Properties page.