Kennebago Headwaters Project

About the Kennebago Headwaters Project


RLHT has identified 10,308 acres of watershed lands as having the highest conservation priority, comprising four separate tracts, which will be protected. 


In addition to its ecological objectives, the Kennebago Headwaters Project’s goal is to preserve traditional modes of public recreational access in perpetuity, thus ensuring continued use and enjoyment by anglers, hunters, paddlers, birders, and others.

Kennebago Headwaters Project, 1/22

Case Statement

Forestry Mgmt Plan

River Restoration Plan


Flyover the Kennebago

The name “Kennebago” comes from the language of Maine’s indigenous people, the Wabanaki, and refers to a land of sweet flowing waters.


Gallery of the Kennebago Headwaters

Your gift helps:

Conserve Fragile Habitat

We use conservation restrictions and excellent stewardship practices. Both are essential to prevent habitat fragmentation and fortify ecosystems.

Community Access

Our work ensures opportunities for everyone to hike, camp, fish, hunt, watch wildlife, and more. Without our work, these places would be posted or developed.

Foster Collaboration

We work with local municipalities, state and federal government, businesses, and other non-profits to build community and increase our impact. 

Mitigate Climate Change

We are using practical means to mitigate climate impacts in our region by conserving land and water using the best science from such disciplines as forest ecology and conservation biology.  

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Kennebago News & Updates


For Inquiries

Shelby Rousseau

Shelby Rousseau

Deputy Director | Director of Stewardship

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