Projects

Reporting on our work, for the record

Hope Cemetery & Woods Mapping

Friends of Hope Cemetery & Woods wanted to capture and share the history of a Kennebunk landmark, in part by providing a resource for locating graves and preserving the stories of the people buried there. The reserve's GIS lab and students from the University of New England stepped in.

Sub-lethal Impacts of Climate Change on Lobster Reproduction

Can climate change induce reproductive failure in American lobster? Case study of a collapsed stock.

Heritage Apples

The old orchards of Laudholm Farms bear fruit of uncertain ancestry. Our Team Lorax is freeing trees and looking into their provenance.

Southern Maine Beach Profile Monitoring Program

Volunteers in the Southern Maine Beach Profile Monitoring Program monitor 13 beaches from York to South Portland for sand erosion and accretion.

The Resilience Dialogues

Bringing together the shared experiences of National Estuarine Research Reserves in managing conflict during collaborative research projects.

Webhannet Marsh Trail

The ¼-mile Webhannet Marsh Trail, along Harbor Road in Wells, is the Wells Reserve's first ADA-compliant trail.

Site Profile

Michele Dionne
Cayce Dalton
Hannah Wilhelm

The Site Profile of the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, released in 2007, describes aspects of the physical characteristics of the Wells Reserve protected area.

Decreasing Vulnerability for our Beach-Based Businesses

Helping beach-based businesses prepare for storm surge and coastal flooding.

The Saco Watershed Collaborative: Safeguarding the Future of the Saco River

Source water protection is a priority of the Saco Watershed Collaborative. The Collaborative is a dedicated group of professionals, community members, and scientists working to protect the irreplaceable water resources and benefits that come from the Saco Watershed. The Saco River provides drinking water for approximately 250,000 residents across southern Maine. Forests, shoreland buffers, wetlands, aquifers, small streams, lakes and ponds, and rivers are all part of a system that collects, f…

Salmon Falls River Watershed Collaborative

Improving watershed planning and management — and protecting water supplies — in the Salmon Falls River watershed.