Wildlife Conservation

Peace Ridge Sanctuary cares about all of the animals that share our world. That’s why we have chosen to dedicate over 650 acres of our property containing prime forest, wetland, and water habitat to our wild animal counterparts.

This vast allotment supports an abundance of species including all of the state’s 58 mammal inhabitants, reptiles and amphibians, and a plethora of important aquatic species. On any given day here at Peace Ridge we see beaver, fox, muskrat, deer, moose, bear, mink, ferret, just to name a few. The property also serves as a special nesting ground for the great blue heron, bald eagles, osprey, bitterns, and a variety of ducks and other water and ground birds.

While Maine has an abundance of wildlife, several species of mammals have either gone extinct or have been extirpated from the state, according to the Maine Department of Wildlife. Those considered endangered, including the New England Eastern Cottontail, the Little Brown Bat and the Northern Bog Lemming are all inhabitants of our pristine land holding. We are very happy to be able to provide this habitat to the wildlife that we love, who will remain free and safe within our borders.

We are always looking for opportunities to partner with special donors, wildlife protection enthusiasts, and pro-wildlife organizations. Our goal is that this land holding will be kept in its wild state for the absolute protection of wildlife forever- but we do need public support in order to make this goal a reality.

To achieve this goal we are seeking benefactors who are interested in supporting this special cause. In addition to securing the 650 acres, we hope to purchase additional conservation holdings on the boundaries of our acreage, as well as to support a restricted endowment which will grant future security. Please contact daniella@peaceridgesanctuary.org for more information about how you can support this special project!