Projects

Reporting on our work, for the record

Connecting the Dots: Environmental Drivers of Egg Production and Stability in Ovigerous American Lobsters in the Gulf of Maine

Evaluating the health and quality of ovigerous American lobsters with respect to egg production.

Social Resilience Project

Better connected communities are better able to respond to impacts from natural disasters and serve vulnerable community members. This connection between people and groups is social resilience. 

Art Spaces of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm

Discovering and sharing the intersections between art, culture, and science.

Coastal Habitat Response to Changing Water Levels

Developing a Sentinel Site Application Module to examine the interplay of water level, elevation, and plant communities at scales relevant to local, regional, and national decisionmakers.

Laudholm: The History of a Celebrated Maine Saltwater Farm

The evolution of a prominent coastal property in Wells, from colonial settlement through the late 20th century.

Improving Business Practices to Reduce Mortality in the Lobster Supply Chain

Using miniature fitness trackers and environment monitoring devices to locate stress points and improve survival in the Maine lobster supply chain.

StoryWalk®: Reading Along the Trails

Seasonal stories posted along our trails help to keep kids excited for walks in the woods. 

Expanding a New England Green Crab Pilot Fishery

A viable fishery would provide new economic opportunities while potentially providing some relief from green crab predation on soft-shelled clam, eastern oyster, and lobster fisheries.

Waterline for Drakes Island

A new waterline for Drakes Island will be installed in 2020/2021 to replace an 80-year-old waterline. Installation will disrupt access to the Barrier Beach Trail and adjacent trails.