Kingfield Community Forest

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As traditional industry changes in rural Maine, communities across the region are working hard to diversify their economies and create places for neighbors to join together. That’s the case in Kingfield, where residents teamed up with The Trust for Public Land to open a community forest that will help the town grow its economy, protect the environment, and connect the community around a beautiful spot to get outside.

It’s hard to believe that wild and woodsy Kingfield, Maine, in the iconic High Peaks Region, didn’t have any public land. But we’ve changed that. Under the town’s leadership, and with help from many friends and neighbors, The Trust for Public Land protected 215 acres of forestland in the heart of town, which includes the popular fishing and paddling destination: Shiloh Pond. Now there are more recreational opportunities, critical brook trout habitat was protected, and the community will own and manage this land collectively for generations to come.