As part of a Land for Maine’s Future project, The Nature Conservancy transferred to the State nearly a mile of shorefront along Egypt/Taunton bays and title to two small islands, aptly known as the Little Islands. The shoreline tract has historically been used by bald eagles for nesting, and lies in the midst of a region renowned for its outstanding wildlife values and the critical habitat that it affords migrating shorebirds and seabirds (including black ducks).
The land had been slated for subdivision into waterfront house lots. Controversy over the development’s potential impact on wildlife prompted the Conservancy to acquire the property, and later transfer it to the State for long-term management by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. Access to the site is primitive and there is no motorized use.
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Closest Town Hancock
Region Downeast Maine - Hancock & Washington
Directions from closest town
DeLorme Maine Atlas and Gazetteer, Map 24 E-3. From the intersection of Routes One and 182 in Hancock, go east on Route One just over one mile, turning left onto Settler’s Landing Road. Continue to the gravel road, identifying the property by yellow Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department markers and a gate. The gravel road soon turns into an unimproved dirt path.