Monhegan is a small island ten miles off the coast of Maine. It has long been a destination for artists, birders, nature lovers, and tourists. It is also the home of a small but thriving year-round fishing community.

Founded in 1954, Monhegan Associates, Inc. is a private nonprofit land trust that owns and manages the nearly 400 acres and approximately nine miles of trails that make up the wildlands of Monhegan Island, Maine.

Our mission is to preserve for posterity the wildlands of Monhegan Island while fostering collaboration with the island communities. The Monhegan Associates has always been, and will continue to be, dedicated to keeping the wildlands of Monhegan Island open and welcoming to all free of charge.

Monhegan Associates Inc. is presided over by a board of trustees, led by current president Fred Faller and vice president Nan Nelson. Our twelve trustees are elected by the membership, each serving a three-year term. Various committees focus on such areas of interest as Ecology, Trail Maintenance, Fundraising, and Land Acquisition among others.  We also have Forestry Management Crew that works to maintain our trails and manually manage invasive plant species.