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  • Public Shoreline Access in Maine

    | September 21, 2016

    Cover image for Public Shoreline Access in MaineThroughout much of my professional life, I have been involved in various issues related to coastal conservation and public access. My activities have included:

    • The Practical — acquisition of lands along the coast that provide direct access for residents and visitors, and that protect wildlife habitat
    • The Educational — organizing forums, lectures, and workshops that explore legal and policy issues relating to coastal ownership, use, and access
    • Writing and Publishing — most recently, co-editing the 3-volume Maine Coastal Public Access Guide

    So it was only natural that the Wells Reserve (and yours truly) would team up with University of Maine Sea Grant and the Maine Coastal Program to revise and publish Public Shoreline Access in Maine: A Citizen’s Guide to Ocean and Coastal Law.

    This concise, full color guide, just released, is a summary and analysis of the laws, policies, and court decisions that have helped define ownership of, and public access to, Maine’s coast.

    Download Public Shoreline Access in Maine: A Citizen's Guide to Ocean and Coastal Law (6 MB)