The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

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  • Choosing a Response to Sea Level Rise

    | November 29, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City (NOAA photo)Unprecedented flooding in New York City rekindled the national debate regarding climate change, sea level rise, and the fate of coastal communities. While the deniers and alarmists take turns needling one another no end, many others have begun to unify around meaningful planning for an uncertain future.

  • Wells Reserve plans unique approach to harvesting trees

    | July 25, 2012 | Filed under: News

    WELLS, Maine, July 25, 2012 — A 34-acre woodlot in Wells is seen as a testing ground for managing timber for long-term gain while maintaining its value for wildlife, clean water, and recreation. The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve will complete a partial harvest of its Yankee Woodlot this fall while hosting a series of four workshops that will encourage participants to get involved in the process.

  • Protecting Watersheds Leads to Economic Growth

    Wells Reserve Contributor | June 21, 2012

    Have you ever wondered what watershed conservation is all about?  Do you often consider where the water in your local river travels, and how its care affects your community and others down the river?  Here at the Wells Reserve we work with watershed conservation on a day-to-day basis.  Watersheds are areas of land which share a common feature—all water that flows above or underground drains to the same place.  The Saco River watershed connects diverse areas such as North Conway, NH, and Biddeford, ME.  The lives of the people who live within these areas are affected by the health—conservation—of their watershed.

  • Yankee Woodlot Timber Harvest

    | June 12, 2012

    Project Goal

    The Yankee Woodlot is a 34-acre demonstration site where visitors enjoy a New England forest and learn how managed woodlands can promote both wildlife habitat and healthy trees.

    Project Theme

    A managed forest can be a healthy forest for wildlife, recreation, and timber.

    Related Information

    Objectives for the Yankee Woodlot are in keeping with the 2011 report Forest Habitat Assessment and Management Recommendations, prepared by Forest Synthesis LLC for the Reserve and available to download from the Stewardship section.

  • York River Study Bill Passes in U.S. House

    | June 11, 2012

    The Friends of the York River received some excellent news last week: The Wild and Scenic Study Bill written and sponsored by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree was unanimously passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on June 5.

    The bill calls for a multi-year study of the York River, done in conjunction with community input, that would determine if the river is eligible for designation as a Wild and Scenic Partnership River by the National Park Service. The bill still needs to pass in the Senate before it can become law.

  • Arendt Workshop Draws Folks from Midcoast, Keene, and Between

    | April 16, 2012

    Last Thursday 44 participants from 12 towns in Maine and New Hampshire along with local businesses, regional and state planners, and non-profits attended the Coastal Training Program's Strengthening Town Centers and Transforming Commercial Corridors workshop with Randall Arendt.