Welcome to the Downeast Conservation Network (formerly DEREN: Down East Research & Education Network)

We’re updating our website – coming soon! Until then, please browse and feel free to contact DCN Coordinator Marla O’Byrne if you want more information: coordinator@downeastconservationnetwork.org.
Downeast Conservation Network (DCN) connects conservation, research, education, and people in Downeast Maine.DCN works region-wide to:
  1. Promote the mutual well-being of human and natural communities;
  2. Add value by communicating and making connections between conservation, research, education, and individuals (not duplicating effort);
  3. Continually assess community needs and priorities;
  4. Identify areas of research important to the region’s climate resilience, biodiversity, and economic well-being;
  5. Provide research resources and make data widely available for groups working on local conservation and education.


Please contact DCN Coordinator Marla O’Byrne for more information and to join our mailing list: