About Us

Islesboro Islands Trust is a non-profit land trust serving the community of Islesboro, in Maine’s Penobscot Bay. Founded in 1985 as Islesboro’s “environmental conscience”, we strive to enhance the quality of residents’ lives through the preservation of open space, educate all residents as to the value of the islands’ natural ecosystems, and act as an environmental advocate on behalf of Islesboro and the surrounding Penobscot Bay region. Over the past 31 years, we have succeeded in all of these three areas:

 

Land Protection

  • IIT has protected more than 1000 acres of land and almost 15 miles of shoreline on Islesboro. These conservation lands protect priceless ecological, recreational, and scenic resources that we hold in trust for the Islesboro community. Using a variety of land conservation tools, we continue to partner with landowners to ensure that Islesboro’s natural heritage remains intact.

Education

  • IIT’s popular environmental education programs for both children and adults include a summer nature day camp for children, field trips and service learning projects for students, ecosystem focused walks for pre-teens, and a nature walk series for adults. We offer all of our education programs to the community free of charge.

Advocacy

  • IIT played a leadership role in many local and regional controversial environmental issues over the years. We support local planning efforts and grassroots environmental work, and guide regional issues towards better environmental outcomes.

 


 

Founders

Lily Guest, Dev Hamlen, Sue Hatch, Edward Lawrence, Steve Miller, Anne Owsley, Liberty Redmond, Lydia Rolerson

 

Board of Trustees

Sue Hatch (President), Christopher D. Allen (Vice President), Langhorne B. Smith (Treasurer), Sue Stafford (Secretary), Carla Brigham, Shey Conover, Anna Congdon, Andrew Coombs, Benjamin Dove, Devie Hamlen, Laura Houle, Isabel Jackson, Gladstone Jones, Haven Ladd, Eloise Lawrence, Diana Roberts, Thomas L. Tutor

 

Lifetime Trustees

Archibald Gilles, Devens Hamlen, Edward Lawrence, Liberty Redmond, Beverly Rogers, Charles Verrill

 

Advisory Council

Mary Beth Blake, Johnna Brazier, Maxwell Caulkins, Jonathan Cohen, Todd Congdon, Thomas Gill Jr., Archibald Gillies, Margery Hamlen, Pegram Harrison, Jewell Hausmann, James D. Houghton, Michael Hutcherson, Jon Kerr, Sandra Kramer, Pam Larson, Edward Lawrence, Robert Luxembourg, Nigel MacEwan, Deborah McNeil, Jim Mitchell, Stephen Phillips, Shar Piper, Josh Read, Julie Reidy, Dustin Reidy, Carlisle RexWaller, Bev Rogers, William Rosenberg, Pam Schreiber, Philip Seymour, Landon Thomas, Frances Train, Daniel Tutor, Virginia Valentine, Jennifer West

 

Staff and Contractors

 

Chloe Joule photo

Chloe Joule

Chloe Joule: Stewardship and Environmental Education Specialist

Chloe, a native to Maine, moved to Islesboro in 2013, and was immediately impressed by the islands’ unique beauty. She is now thrilled to have the opportunity to help in the conservation of it, by being the Trail Stewardship and Educational Program Leader for IIT. When she is not taking her daily trail walks with her dog, Tucker, Chloe enjoys working in her garden, crafting, and further exploring Islesboro and it’s neighboring islands by bike and kayak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller: Executive Director

Steve Miller, one of Islesboro Islands Trust’s founders, became Executive Director in 1985, and has filled that position ever since. A life-long resident of Maine, Steve spends time in his woodworking shop, taking photographs and exploring Islesboro’s beaches and woodlands, when he isn’t otherwise engaged in IIT conservation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Betts: Island Expeditions Counselor

Lucas Boetsch: Island Expeditions Counselor

Jon Kerr: Trail and Property Manager

Kangas & Kangas: Certified Public Accountants

Brian Thomas, LLC: Legal Counsel

Madeline Tomlin Associates: Bookkeeping

Jairus Miller: Tech Support and Landscaping


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