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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

Indicators
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
Toxics
Status of Shellfish Beds
Stormwater
Stream Connectivity
Swimming Beaches
Water Birds

Bibliography
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|

Casco Bay News Roundup: June 19 – July 2

News this week is about elvers, shore birds, land conservation, and shellfish. Click on the title of this post (Casco Bay News Roundup) to access links to the stories.

June 23

Maine elver fishery rebounded despite weather (Portland Press Herald)

June 29

Viewers of bird camera in Maine see eagle steal osprey chicks from nest (Portland Press Herald)

June […]

State of the Bay 2015 Save the Date!

June 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Casco Bay News Roundup: June 5 – June 18

News this week is about mosquitoes, pesticides, climate change, and the extinction of the eastern cougar. Click on the title of this post (Casco Bay News Roundup) to access links to the stories.

June 11

Why mosquitoes are drawn to you and what Maine researchers say you can do about it (Bangor Daily News)

South Portland flits […]

CBISN Invasive Species Field Academy 2015

CBISN Invasive Species Field Academy

The goal of CBISN’s Invasive Species Field Academy is to give land managers, land trusts, conservation groups and individuals the knowledge and confidence to integrate invasive species management into their stewardship programs. Participants will gain hands-on experience identifying and controlling common terrestrial invasive plants in a workshop format with opportunity […]

June 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|