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Sustainable Maine

Pools, Policies and People

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Many towns in Maine are contending with a common dilemma: how to grow in ways that don’t diminish the very things that people cherish about their community, like open space, wildlife and special landscapes. A research team is using local vernal pool conservation as a model to examine how towns can plan future development in ways that benefit people and wildlife alike.

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Sustainable Maine

Preserving Paradise

During the past 15 years, development pressure has intensified in southern Maine.

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Preserving Paradise

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Sustainable Maine

Culvert Operations

Researchers lead efforts to help communities prepare for local impacts of climate change.

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Culvert Operations

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Sustainable Maine

Return of a River

After decades of clean-up efforts, the Saco River Estuary is coming back to life.

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Return of a River

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Sustainable Maine

Basket Trees - Saving a Tradition

The ancient Wabanaki art form of woven basketmaking is put at risk by an invasive beetle.

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Basket Trees - Saving a Tradition

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