News & Updates

Bates College and CBEP collaborated on Ecogeomorphology study

In conjunction with the recent New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference Annual Meeting, Bates College and CBEP produced a report, “The ecogeomorphology of two salt marshes in midcoast Maine: Natural history and human impacts,” which is available on the Publications page.

November 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

CBEP funding for Presumpscot Regional Land Trust featured in Maine Sunday Telegram

Grant funding from the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership Habitat Protection Fund has supported PRLT’s successful efforts to establish the Mill Brook Preserve in Westbrook.  The growing conservation area has been made possible thanks to the generosity of local residents, who are donating land to PRLT because they want to see the stream corridor protected […]

April 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

After-School Aquaculture Program piloted on Long Island

Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, the Island Institute, and Long Island Elementary School collaborated in Spring 2016 to launch an After-School Aquaculture Program. The program introduced K-5 students to aquaculture in an engaging, hands-on way through creative and thought-provoking activities. More information about the After-School Aquaculture Program and photos from sessions are available here.

April 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

New climate reports for the Casco Bay Region

Climate Trends in the Casco Bay Region (click on title to read full report), completed in conjunction with the Casco Bay Plan 2016-2021, summarizes the latest science on climate stressors such as intense storms, sea level rise, and ocean acidification. Climate Adaptation Resource Guide for Casco Bay Communities (click on title to read guide) offers municipal […]

January 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Protecting Casco Bay demands creative solutions to emerging challenges

CBEP director Curtis Bohlen was published in Maine Voices on October 9, 2015.

“Casco Bay is the living heart of our region. Protecting its vitality in coming decades will require embracing change and seeking creative solutions to emerging challenges.”

Click here for the full article.

October 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|

MAYDAY: Gulf of Maine in Distress

The Portland Press Herald is running a 6-part series by award-winning author and Press Herald reporter Colin Woodard titled “Mayday: Gulf of Maine in distress”. To view each part of the series click on the links below.

Part 1: Big changes are occurring in one of the fastest-warming spots on Earth – Yarmouth Bar, Nova […]

October 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|

State of the Bay 2015

State of the Bay 2015 Summary

State of the Bay 2015 Report

Bay Water Quality
Climate Change
Combined Sewer Overflows
Conserved Lands
Education and Stewardship
Eelgrass Beds
Impervious Surfaces
Inland Water Quality
Invasive Species
Population and Land Cover
Status of Shellfish Beds
Stream Connectivity
Swimming Beaches
Water Birds

State of the Bay 2015 Bibliography

Speaker Presentations

Susie Arnold, Island Institute

Curtis Bohlen, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership

Damian Brady, Darling Marine Center

Angela Brewer, Maine Department […]

October 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Presumpscot River Paddling Map & Guide

The Presumpscot River Watershed Coalition and Casco Bay Estuary Partnership have created a paddling guide for the Presumpscot River!

To view the map click here.

To view the text click here.

To view the final report click here.

September 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Casco Bay News Roundup: July 3 – July 16

News this week is about invasive plants, lobster prices, eelgrass, climate change, bees, Peter Lowell (Lakes Environmental Association), clammers, river herring, Maine’s Wildlife Action Plan, and the Presumpscot River Paddle Map. Click on the title of this post (Casco Bay News Roundup) to access links to the stories.

July 5

Maine using website to gather data […]

New Quarterly Outlook Highlights Regional Climate and Weather Trends

Please share the following notice with your members/readers/colleagues. Thank you!


New Quarterly Outlook Highlights Regional Climate and Weather Trends: The Gulf of Maine Council’s Climate Network is distributing bulletin,the Gulf of Maine Region Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook, collaboratively developed by US and Canadian scientists,. The Outlook offers an engaging two-page snapshot of the season’s […]

July 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|