News of Maine's Coast and Islands
Three decades ago, non-native invasive plants causing havoc in Maine’s wild and cultivated landscapes was rarely discussed, but times have changed.
A day-long conference devoted to beaches on the coast of Maine, in July, might seem like, well, a day at the beach. In fact, beaches here are at the center of threats and debates.
The Fourth of July holiday brought lots of visitors to Acadia National Park. That meant traffic congestion, a situation that continues to be serious not only on holidays but throughout the summer...
I began traveling the roads on the western side I hadn’t been down just to see if I could catch the sunset from a new angle.
“Our goal is to give kids an education that will literally change their lives,” said Peter Harris, president of the Herring Gut Learning Center's board of directors.
When colonists came to New England—and the Gulf of Maine in particular—the spectacular fish runs they wrote home about were the striped bass, not salmon.
The landscape suddenly shifted from jagged edges to pillowy slopes of granite.
Bureaucrats, academics, and advocates develop talking points, position papers, and policies to address the problems of our coast. Galen Koch has chosen a different approach.
“We should be talking about the horizontal shoreline changes that come from the sea level rise.” —Carol White
Heather Deese, Ph.D.
Susie Arnold, Ph.D.