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Wildlands Partnership Video

This past fall, the Wilderness Trust teamed up with Jerry Monkman of Ecophotography to produce a video about the Wildlands Partnership.

The video explores Frenchman Bay Community Forest. This beautiful public wilderness was the first completed project by the Wildlands Partnership in 2021, in alliance with Maine’s Frenchman Bay Conservancy. The land is enrolled in NEWT’s Wildlands Carbon program, which will generate revenue for its long-term protection as well as future wildlands conservation.

The Frenchman Bay Community Forest is in Hancock, Maine. The 1,435 forever-wild acres are open to the public for quiet recreation. Frenchman Bay Conservancy purchased the property in the spring of 2021 and granted a forever-wild easement to the Wilderness Trust last fall. This will protect the forest and allow it to rewild.

To learn more about this community forest, click below.

Here are some behind the scenes photos taken at the video shoot from October 2021.

Photographer Joe Klementovich films a couple enjoying the fall day.
People can walk through the community forest on the Downeast Sunrise Trail.
A couple enjoys a fall afternoon picnic.
 Fall foliage along the Downeast Sunrise Trail.
A foggy morning.
Egypt Stream flows through the forest.

Photography: Jerry Monkman/Ecophotography