Maine Winderness Watershed Trust

Pierce Pond and the surrounding watershed is an area of great natural beauty.  The undeveloped forest and pristine waters provide abundant habitat for a diverse range of plant and animal life.  Over many generations the area has offered visitors the finest in wilderness recreation pursuits including fishing, hunting, hiking, nature observation and low-impact boating.

In recent years there has been increasing pressures on the resources of the North Maine Woods. Land speculation has led to the subdivision of unspoiled lakeshores. As more and more land is developed, public access to recreational lands is limited.  New roads have changed the character and traditional recreational uses of once remote areas.  In some locations, destructive forest practices have threatened water quality and wildlife.

The MWWT seeks to permanently protect Pierce Pond from these potential threats...


We've been protecting the shores of Pierce Pond from development since 1989.

The mission of the Maine Wilderness Watershed Trust is to protect the wild character, natural resources and scenic beauty of the Pierce Pond watershed and preserve traditional public recreational use of the area.



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MWWT History


Pierce Pond has one of the highest densities of loons on Maine lakes. Common Loons are one of Maine’s most ancient and mysterious wildlife species, representing to many the wild and remote nature of much of our great state. Click here to learn about more of Pierce Pond's wildlife species > 


MWWT continues to protect the wild beauty of the Pierce Pond watershed. Learn how it all started and what we have accomplished. Click here >