Who We Are (and Where We Are)

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.
We Celebrate the Quadricentennial!

About Us

Monhegan Associates Inc. is a private non-profit land trust dedicated to the preservation of over 350 acres of undeveloped land on Monhegan Island.  This land includes many miles of rugged hiking trails, open to the public at no cost.  The organization is presided over by a board of trustees, led by current president Fred Faller and vice president Richard Farrell. 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.  In recent years a Fall Forestry Crew has been established to improve and maintain trails and manually remove invasive plant species.  In our efforts we strive to use non-disruptive practices and work symbiotically with the year-round island community. Join today to become a part of this wholly unique land preservation effort.

Monhegan Island has a long history

In 2014 Monhegan celebrated the Quadricentennial of English explorer John Smith’s landing on the island. Read more about our history in this excerpt from the Monhegan Nature Guide.

Officers and Committees 2019

Elected by the Trustees for a 1 year term
President**: Frederick Faller
Vice President:Richard Farrell
Treasurer: Bruce Kerns
Secretary: Ann Hughey

Mission Statement of Monhegan Associates (2008)

Monhegan Associates, Inc. is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes as defined under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, as follows: (a)  To preserve for posterity the natural wild beauty, biotic communities, and desirable natural, artificial, and historic features of the so-called “wild-lands” … Continue reading

Ted Edison (1898-1992)
History of Monhegan Associates
As related by its founder, Theodore M. Edison
Notes on the Background and Early History of Monhegan Associates, Inc.
The Founding of Monhegan Associates
Lucia Taylor Miller, long time Island summer resident,  tells about the early days of Monhegan Associates… Read More…

Lucia Miller (1928-2019)

Monhegan Associates Members’ Page

Here you will find minutes of our annual meetings, etc.