Freshwater ecosystems 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.
Conservation Partners in Maine
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.
Welcome to the Maine Geological Survey
Welcome! Whether 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
Department of Conservation
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.
National Resource Conservation Service Maine state web site.
A PARTNER IN CONSERVATION SINCE 1935
Maine Forest Service
"Protecting and 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.
Bureau of 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.