Outdoor Recreation Access/Resource StewardshipOutdoor Recreation Access/Resource Stewardship: Conservation Partners
American Canoe Association

Contact Information
7432 Alban Station Blvd. Suite B-232
Springfield, VA 22150
Phone:
703-451-0141

www.acanet.org

American Canoe Association
The American Canoe Association (ACA) is the oldest member-based paddlesport association in the United States, currently boasting a membership of nearly 50,000 paddlers. Since 1880 the ACA has been involved in the promotion of paddlesports, recreation, education and environmental stewardship. The Association is currently redoubling its efforts to support grassroots stewardship and conservation through club-based initiatives, waterway clean-ups, safety/access signage, water trails and access to waterways.

L.L.Bean has joined forces with ACA to create the Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) program. The CFS program supports paddling clubs in their efforts to protect waterways and to promote volunteer waterway stewardship at the local level.

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American Hiking Society

Contact Information
1422 Fenwick Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone:
301-565-6704
Email:
info@americanhiking.org

www.AmericanHiking.org

American Hiking Society
Founded in 1976, American Hiking Society (AHS) is the only national conservation-based recreation organization dedicated to establishing, protecting and maintaining the nation's footpaths and promoting the hiking experience. With a strong membership base of individual hikers and hiking clubs, American Hiking represents over a half million outdoors enthusiasts and serves as the voice of the American hiker.

L.L.Bean is pleased to support AHS by providing funding for the National Trails Fund. The Fund is the only national privately funded grants program for hiking trails. The Fund supports the grassroots efforts of trail clubs to build and maintain trails, secure trail lands and recruit volunteers and support.

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Appalachian Mountain Club

Contact Information
5 Joy Street
Boston, MA 02108
Phone:
617-523-0636
Email:
AMCinformation@outdoors.org

www.outdoors.org

Appalachian Mountain Club
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club is the oldest conservation and recreation organization in the United States. With more than 91,000 members in the Northeast and beyond, the nonprofit AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and wise use of the mountains, rivers and trails of the Appalachian region. The AMC supports natural resource conservation while encouraging responsible recreation, based on the philosophy that successful, long-term conservation depends upon first-hand enjoyment of the natural environment.

L.L.Bean has provided over $1.25 million in funding for AMC during the past 25 years. Since 1995, L.L.Bean has funded ConservationWorks, AMC's junior naturalist program. In addition to this annual program support, L.L.Bean provided a substantial gift of furniture and outdoor equipment for the new Highlands Center at Crawford Notch, New Hampshire, which opened in 2003. Most recently, L.L.Bean supported the Maine Woods Initiative which, when completed, will protect over 100,000 acres of land and provide a 150-mile four-season hut-to-hut trail system in Maine.

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Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Contact Information
P.O. Box 807
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-0807
Phone:
304-535-6331
Email:
info@appalachiantrail.org

www.appalachiantrail.org

Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to the environmental protection and resource preservation of the 2,174-mile Maine-to-Georgia Appalachian Trail (A.T.). For 80 years, it has been the work of the ATC and various A.T. partners, clubs and volunteers to ensure that the biological resources and opportunities for backcountry experiences along the Trail endure for generations to come.

L.L.Bean sponsors the L.L.Bean Grants to Clubs program of the ATC with a $20,000 annual contribution. Funds support ATC volunteers for the purchase of tools, gates, bog bridge materials, safety equipment, shelter repair and privy maintenance. L.L.Bean's gift, the largest corporate contribution to the group, supports the grassroots efforts of thousands of local volunteers.

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Bicycle Coalition of Maine

Contact Information
341 Water Street
Augusta, ME 04332
Phone:
207-623-4511
Email:
info@bikemaine.org

www.bikemaine.org

Bicycle Coalition of Maine
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine (BCM) advocates bicycling safety, education and access. To enhance our communities, environment and economy, BCM also promotes bicycling for transportation, health and recreation.

L.L.Bean has supported BCM since its formation in 1992. L.L.Bean sponsors the Maine Bike Rally and the BikeMaine Event Calendar, and is a corporate member of BCM.

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Downeast Lakes Forestry Partnership

Contact Information
Downeast Lakes Land Trust
P.O. Box 75
4 Water Street
Grand Lake Stream, Maine 04637
Phone:
207-796-2100

www.downeastlakes.org

Downeast Lakes Forestry Partnership

New England Forestry Foundation
50 Forest Falls Drive, Suite 4
Yarmouth, Maine 04096
Phone:
207-847-9313

www.newenglandforestry.org

Downeast Lakes Forestry Partnership
The Downeast Lakes Forestry Partnership, a collaborative venture between the New England Forest Foundation (NEFF) and the Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLTT) will conserve 339,000 acres of significant fish and wildlife habitat in Downeast Maine. NEFF will purchase a 312,000-acre no-development, sustainable forestry easement, and the DLLT will purchase 27,080 acres of forestland - the Farm Cove Community Forest. NEFF will hold a no-development easement and public access will be secured over these lands. The project conserves more than 1,500 miles of river and stream shoreline, 445 miles of shoreline on all or portions of 60 lakes, and 54,000 acres of wetlands.

L.L.Bean is pleased to support the efforts of the Downeast Lakes Forestry Partnership as they seek to protect some of Maine's most ecologically valuable land.

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Forest Society of Maine

Contact Information
P.O. Box 775
Bangor, ME 04402
Phone:
207-945-9200
Email:
info@fsmaine.org

www.fsmaine.org

Forest Society of Maine
The Forest Society of Maine (FSM) is a statewide land trust that works cooperatively with Maine’s forestland owners to sustain the economic, ecological, cultural, and recreational values of the Maine woods. Since its inception, FSM has brought under permanent protection more than 355,000 acres of important forestland and ecological values in the heart of the Northern Forest. These conserved lands include critical wildlife habitats and ecological reserves, working forests, and recreational destinations around the state.

Most recently, L.L.Bean supported FSM to help complete the acquisition of the 329,000-acre West Branch project, which includes the headwaters of the St. John and Penobscot Rivers, and is the largest contiguous block of land ever conserved in Maine.

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Friends of Acadia

Contact Information
43 Cottage St
P.O. Box 45
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone:
207-288-3340
800-625-0321
Email:
info@friendsofacadia.org
volunteer@friendsofacadia.org
join@friendsofacadia.org

www.friendsofacadia.org

Friends of Acadia
Friends of Acadia (FOA) works to preserve and protect the outstanding natural beauty, ecological vitality and cultural distinctiveness of Acadia National Park and the surrounding communities. It accomplishes its mission by encouraging volunteerism, promoting conservation, advocating for park interests and supporting park stewardship by leveraging donations through grants.

L.L.Bean is pleased to protect the future of our national parks with a $1 million donation to help protect Acadia National Park. Our funding will enhance Acadia's Island Explorer bus program, which has significantly reduced traffic and pollutants in the park. The bus system offers transportation free of charge to locations throughout the park. Since its inception in 1999, the propane-powered Island Explorer bus system has carried over 1.5 million passengers, eliminating almost 558,000 private automobile trips, and preventing approximately 8.3 tons of smog-causing pollutants and 5,280 tons of greenhouse gases.

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Friends of Casco Bay

Contact Information
2 Fort Road
South Portland, ME 04106
Phone:
207-799-8574
Email:
keeper@cascobay.org

www.cascobay.org

Friends of Casco Bay
Friends of Casco Bay’s (FOCB) mission is to improve and protect the environmental health of Casco Bay. Since 1989, FOCB’s restoration work in Casco Bay has directly benefited fisheries and marine resources in the bay and beyond. Their water-quality monitoring efforts result in improvements and protection strategies that benefit both natural and human communities. FOCB's work has resulted in significant improvements to Casco Bay, including oil-spill response preparedness, clam flat restoration and the reduction of polluted runoff from streets and lawns.

L.L.Bean's annual contribution to the Baykeeper Program helps to support the staff and volunteers who work to protect this invaluable ecosystem.

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International Mountain Biking Association

Contact Information
P.O. Box 7578
Boulder, CO. 80306
Phone:
303-545-9011 or 888-442-4622
Email:
info@imba,com

membership@imba.com
www.imba.com

International Mountain Biking Association
The International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) creates, enhances and preserves trail opportunities for mountain bikers worldwide. Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trail work, cooperation among different trail user groups, and innovative trail management solutions. IMBA's worldwide network includes 32,000 individual members, more than 450 bicycle clubs, more than 130 corporate partners and an equal number of bicycle retailers.

L.L.Bean is a proud IMBA corporate partner.

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Maine Appalachian Trail Club

Contact Information
P.O. Box 283
Augusta, ME 04332-0283
Email:
ddouce8554@aol.com

www.matc.org

Maine Appalachian Trail Club
The Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC) is an all-volunteer public service organization formed in 1935 to manage and maintain the Appalachian Trail in Maine, from the summit of Katahdin to Maine Highway 26 in Grafton Notch. Not a hiking or outing club, the MATC exists solely for the protection and perpetuation of the Appalachian Trail. Among the group's projects are lean-to and site construction, trail relocation, brush and blowdown removal, blazing trails and footpath improvement.

For more than 20 years, L.L.Bean's annual contribution to the MATC has funded the purchase of the materials and equipment necessary to support the volunteers – many of whom are L.L.Bean employees – who maintain the Appalachian Trail in Maine.

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Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust

Contact Information
P.O. Box 325
Yarmouth, ME 04096
Phone:
207-767-6303
Email:
chaas@matlt.org

www.matlt.org

Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust
Founded in June 2002, the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust (MATLT) acquires and protects the land surrounding the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) in Maine for public benefit. MATLT recently acquired two significant parcels of land comprising the summit and ridgeline of Mt. Abraham and the southeast slopes of Saddleback Mountain in Maine's Western Mountains region. These mountains are two of the last remaining high-elevation Maine mountains not largely protected through public or conservation ownership. Mount Abraham and the southeastern portion of Saddleback Mountain possess ecological resources of statewide and regional significance and offer outstanding backcountry recreational opportunities.

L.L.Bean has been a long-term supporter of the A.T. in Maine; the company sponsors employee trail maintenance crews and provides support for the Maine Appalachian Trail Club. L.L.Bean's support of the MATLT provides funding to protect not just the trail itself, but also the land that surrounds the A.T. corridor.

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Maine Island Trail Association

Contact Information
58 Fore St, Bldg 30, 3rd Floor
Portland, ME 04101
Phone:
207-761-8225
Email:
info@mita.org
(general inquiries)
membership@mita.org

www.mita.org

Maine Island Trail Association
The Maine Island Trail Association (MITA) was formed to develop and maintain the Maine Island Trail – a 325-mile waterway that extends past salt rivers, bays and around islands from Casco Bay to Machias. The goal of the Maine Island Trail Association is to establish a model of thoughtful use and volunteer stewardship for the Maine islands that will assure their conservation in a natural state, while allowing them to provide an exceptional recreational asset that is maintained and cared for by the people who use it.

L.L.Bean is a sponsor of MITA's Stewardship Handbook and Guidebook. In addition, our product donations have leveraged the organization's fundraising capacity.

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Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Contact Information
1 Main Street, Suite 201
Topsham, ME 04086
Phone:
207-729-7366

www.mcht.org
Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) works to conserve coastal and other lands that define Maine's distinct landscape, protect its environment, sustain its outdoor traditions and promote the well-being of its people. Since 1970, MCHT has helped to protect more than 119,000 acres, including 245 entire coastal islands.

L.L.Bean supports the Maine land trust network through sponsorship of the annual Maine Land Conservation Conference and through the Maine Land Trust Grant Program. This program, established with L.L.Bean funding, supports the needs of land trusts in Maine through capacity building and land acquisition efforts through a competitive re-grant program.

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National Park Foundation

Contact Information
11 Dupont Circle NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Phone:
202-238-4200

www.nationalparks.org

National Park Foundation
The National Park Foundation (NPF) is the congressionally chartered nonprofit partner of America’s National Parks. Created by Congress in 1967, the NPF strengthens the enduring connection between the American people and their national parks by raising private funds, making strategic grants, creating innovative partnerships and increasing public awareness.

L.L.Bean has worked with the National Park Foundation to fund innovative programs such as the propane-powered Island Explorer bus system in Acadia National Park and the creation of a fund for local national parks in the greater Washington, D.C. area. This partnership supports our customers' interests and enhances opportunities to enjoy quality outdoor recreational experiences. We are pleased to provide our customers with an opportunity to purchase the National Parks Pass online, which you can also find in our Park Search section.

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Natural Resources Council of Maine

Contact Information
3 Wade Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone:
207-622-3101
800-287-2345
Email:
nrcm@nrcm.org

www.maineenvironment.org

Natural Resources Council of Maine
The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) is a statewide advocacy organization devoted to grassroots activism, lobbying, legal action and education to improve and sustain Maine’s precious waters, clean air and vast lands. NRCM joins the best science, policy and legal talent with the strong voice of 8,000 members and supporters who love Maine. Since 1959, the organization has sought to protect, conserve and restore Maine’s environment for current and future generations.

NRCM's educational outreach efforts have been underwritten over the years by L.L.Bean's annual contribution.

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New England Nordic Ski Association

Contact Information
NENSA
P.O. Box 99
Westford, VT 05494
Phone:
802-654-7498

www.nensa.net

New England Nordic Ski Association
Cross-country skiing is a lifetime activity firmly rooted in New England tradition. The New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) brings the excitement of cross-country skiing to people throughout New England. NENSA is the Olympic development organization for cross-country skiing in New England as well as the umbrella for most organized Nordic skiing events in the region. NENSA hosts or sanctions competitive events and clinics for skiers and coaches at venues across the Northeast.

As NENSA's official outfitter, L.L.Bean is committed to keeping their crew comfortable during outdoor events year-round, from the hottest summer training sessions through the coldest winter race days.

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Portland Trails

Contact Information
305 Commercial St.
Portland, ME 04101
Phone:
207-775-2411
Email:
info@trails.org

www.trails.org

Portland Trails
The mission of Portland Trails is to create a 30-mile network of public recreational trails within Greater Portland, ME. In addition, the group serves as a public advocate for trail development and land protection in the city and encourages local neighborhoods and the business community to take part in trail use and stewardship.

L.L.Bean's funding partnership with Portland Trails has included underwriting student crews, providing products and financial contributions and co-hosting a local Conservation Service Day.

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Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

Contact Information
118 Park Street SE
Vienna, VA 22180-4609
Phone:
703-242-0693
Email:
info@patc.net

www.patc.net

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
Founded in 1927, the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) is a volunteer organization dedicated to the stewardship of trails throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. With over 6,000 members, PATC maintains and improves nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, 30 shelters and 28 cabins in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. This includes 240 miles of the Appalachian Trail and 730 miles of other hiking trails in national parks and forests, as well as state, regional and local parks.

L.L.Bean employees from our store at Tysons Corner, VA, maintain a 2-mile section of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia.

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Upper Valley Trails Alliance

Contact Information
P.O. Box 1215
326 Main Street #4
Norwich, Vermont 05055
Phone:
802-649-9075
Email:
trails@valley.net

www.uvtrails.org

Upper Valley Trails Alliance
The Upper Valley Trails Alliance (UVTA) is a coalition of trail users, trail and land-protection organizations, and landowners in forty-four communities along the Connecticut River in New Hampshire and Vermont. Goals include increasing communication and coordination among trail advocates, creating a cohesive network of inter-connected, multi-purpose trails, engaging community volunteers in building new trails and maintaining existing ones, and promoting the quality of life in the Upper Valley through the availability of trails. In addition, UVTA enhances public health by encouraging regular physical activity among residents of the Upper Valley through the use of trails for walking, biking, skating, snowshoeing and skiing.

With the opening of the West Lebanon, NH retail store L.L.Bean pledged financial support to UVTA to install informational kiosks at nearly 20 trailheads on local conservation lands. In addition, UVTA will use the funding to establish the L.L.Bean Trail Stewardship Fund to support projects of local trails organizations.

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