Projects

Reporting on our work, for the record

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.

IMAGER Payload on Maine's First CubeSat

Maine's first CubeSat will carry a payload to capture images of turbidity and phytoplankton concentrations in the shallow coastal waters of estuaries.

Tides, Taxes, and New Tactics

Investigating and planning for the economic and social impacts of sea level rise and storm surge with the towns of Kennebunk, Wells, and York.

Salt Marsh Creation in the York River

Tin Smith

Upgrading two tidal crossings restored 5.5 acres of intertidal habitat in the York River estuary.

CoastWise Approach

The CoastWise Approach provides a voluntary set of science-based, field-tested best practices for communities, private road owners, engineers, and others interested in designing climate-resilient road crossings in tidal habitats.

Sentinel Site Synthesis for Four New England Reserves

Combining and analyzing data from 8 salt marshes at 4 New England reserves showed that marshes are becoming wetter, with low marsh areas losing plant cover and high marsh areas becoming more like low marsh over time.