Some 35% of Georgetown’s total acreage is conserved land.  Preserves are owned by numerous entities including private owners who have put woodland lots into state-sponsored tree growth.  The largest public entities maintaining preserved lands in Georgetown are:  the State of Maine; the University of Maine; The Nature Conservancy; the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust; and Maine Audubon Society.  Islands within the municipality are owned by 501(c)3’s The Chewonki Foundation, The Appalachian Mountain Club, and Friends of Seguin.  The Georgetown Conservation Commission is responsible for managing the forests owned by the Town of Georgetown at Ipcar and Round the Cove Preserves. 

Restrictions on hunting, water access and pets vary by preserve.  All prohibit fires, with the exception of designated picnic areas at Reid State Park.