Understanding coastal property law can be daunting for land owners, beach visitors, and municipal officials. Public Shoreline Access in Maine: A Citizen’s Guide to Ocean and Coastal Law describes Maine law and prominent court cases related to public use and access to the coast, from the seventeenth-century Colonial Ordinance that reserved the public’s
Two-thousand sixteen is the 100th anniversary of Acadia National Park and America’s National Park System. In honor of this centennial, the University of Maine Sea Grant Program and WERU-FM, both official Centennial Partners, present an occasional series based on the monthly public affairs program, Coastal Conversations.
In 2015, we began a partnership with Maine-based O'Chang Studios to produce a series of animated videos about climate change in the Gulf of Maine, informed by our work on the Maine's Climate Future project.
"The Lobster Pot Heats Up" illustrates how climate change affects lobster and the lobster industry.
On Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Point Lookout in Northport, Maine, the Penobscot Watershed Conference brought together more than 300 scientists, researchers, business leaders, nonprofit organizations, fishermen, government representatives, and others to discuss the state of the watershed past, present, and future: what needs to happen, what individuals might do, and recommendations for action. Thanks to the many sponsors who helped make the conference happen.
The Maine Oyster Trail is still being developed. Maine Sea Grant is working with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Maine Aquaculture Association, Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, the Maine Office of Tourism, and In A Half Shell to build an educational experience for visitors and residents. This page will be updated as more information becomes available and the Trail becomes “official.”
Maine’s Climate Future 2015 builds on the Maine’s Climate Future 2009 report (below); it is not intended as a comprehensive revision of all aspects of the original report.
Maine Sea Grant is working with The Nature Conservancy and NOAA on the Penobscot River Watershed "Habitat Blueprint" or Habitat Focus Area.