Oceanside Conservation Trust Properties Info & Science
An accredited land trust, OCT is dedicated to the conservation of wild or undeveloped open space, scenic areas, and historic landmarks in the Casco Bay region; foster low-impact and respectful access to these resources; and enhance the cultural, economic and civil well-being of residents and visitors.
Founded in 1995 to forever protect and conserve its original 14 acre holding of Battery Steele on the Backshore, PILP now oversees and stewards 150 acres out of Peaks’ 720, some in conjunction with Oceanside Conservation Trust, like our community’s beautiful Ice Pond, home to winter kids on skates with sticks. PILP website has additional Peaks Island conservancy info.
Peaks Island natural resource maps.
Map by the Peaks Island Information Exchange.
Peaks Island Land Preserve Maps of Peaks Island roads, trails and properties.
Information and photographs of species listed by year.
Chuck Radis and Rick Radis, 2010.
A book with color-coded pages that group wildflowers by season and habitats. Each plant is described by color, placement, shape of leaves, and measurements.
Map by Peaks Island Information Exchange.
Produces the current PILP map of its properties.
"I recognize the human need for tidiness — strong solid homes, good roads, level sidewalks, and crisp, neat yards. But as I walk, listen, and look around Peaks Island I have found that our natural systems require some messiness." From In Praise of Scrub, Snags, Thickets, and Scraggly Vegetation by Laura Glendening, PILP Board member.