are essential to human life. They support us with water, food, electricity,
transportation, recreation and spiritual refuge. They purify the water we
use, moderate floods and droughts and provide other economic benefits.
As human demands grow, these systems are unraveling. What the world needs
are practical solutions that improve conditions for nature and people.
Predictions indicate that within the next 50 years, more than half the world
will face water shortages. Yet, opportunities do exist to improve conditions
for nature and people.
The numerous statewide federal, state and non-governmental conservation
organizations listed here have joined forces to promote and implement
Beginning with Habitat, Maine’s comprehensive approach to informing local
land use planning and strategic conservation acquisitions. The Beginning
with Habitat program is also focused on partnering with Maine’s 470
organized towns in making sustainable choices for future growth that will
not only help to protect cherished rural character, but also support today’s
diversity for tomorrow’s generations.
to the Maine Geological Survey
you're a homeowner, student, teacher, planner, or professional geologist,
this site is your entryway into the fascinating world of Maine geology.
Start your journey with a virtual tour of Maine's geology. View our new
online maps or research your topic through the Bibliography of Maine
Geology. Enjoy your visit!
Coastal Hazard Resiliency Tools Project
Agenda - August 14th
and August 20th meetings
List of Resources - Possible Policy & Regulatory Resources
PowerPoint Presentation: Background on Possible Policy & Regulatory
Responses to Sea-Level Rise
PowerPoint Presentation: Improving Storm Hazard Resiliency, Peter Slovinsky,
ME Geological Survey
The Department of
Conservation is a natural resource agency whose bureaus oversee the
management, development and protection of some of Maine's most special
places: Seventeen million acres of forestland, 10.4 million acres of
unorganized territory, 47 parks and historic sites and more than 480,000
acres of public reserved land.
Created in 1973,the Department of Conservation's mission is to benefit the
citizens, landowners, and users of the state's natural resources by
promoting stewardship and ensuring responsible balanced use of Maine's land,
forest, water, and mineral resources.
Conservation Service Maine state web site.
A PARTNER IN
CONSERVATION SINCE 1935
Enhancing Maine's Forest Resources."
The key to Maine's past, present, and future quality of life and economic
prosperity for its citizens is permanently linked to the condition of the
State's forest resources. The Maine Forest Service works to ensure that the
trees and forest lands of Maine will continue to provide benefits for
present and future generations of Maine people.
Geology and Natural Areas (Maine)
The Bureau of Geology
and Natural Areas is part of the Maine Department of Conservation. We are
dedicated geologists, biologists, ecologists, information specialists, and
administrators who are committed to public service by gathering, analyzing,
and disseminating unbiased information on the State's natural resources.
Through this electronic medium we further our goal of improved customer
satisfaction by providing timely information on our current programs,
publications, and educational resources.
Our intent is to update this site frequently with information on new maps,
inventories, and databases, with interesting and informative images, and
with information on current scientific happenings. We hope you will find
this resource of value, will visit it often to learn of new information, and
will make comments and suggestions to us to improve this site.
Harpswell's Conservation Commission
Minutes and Mission
Harpswell Recreation and Open Space Survey Results
Recreation and Open Space Survey Report
Harpswell's Open Space Plan
The primary purpose the Open Space Plan is to enhance and preserve the
natural and scenic qualities of the Town’s rural landscape while also
allowing for future residential growth. This process will involve the
creation of a shared vision statement and coordinated conservation strategy
to protect key natural resources, critical scenic viewsheds and recreational
areas through meaningful citizen participation.
Maine Conservation Commission
MEACC builds the
capacity of Maine communities to protect and preserve their natural
resources and quality places.
The mission of the
Bremen Conservation Commission is to work with town citizens, government
agencies and natural resource organizations to conserve undeveloped land in
Bremen that will maintain the rural character of the town, protect its water
resources, preserve wildlife habitat and provide recreational opportunities
Medomak Valley Land
The Medomak Valley Land Trust was founded in 1991 to preserve and protect
the natural, recreational, scenic and traditional land use values of the
Medomak River Watershed.