Below is a list of recent research and conservation articles from Hancock and Washington counties, Maine.
Economic Reports and Resources
“Jobs & Dollars: BIG RETURNS from coastal habitat restoration”
Restore America’s Estuaries 2012
America’s coasts are vital to our nation’s economy. They supply key habitat for over 75% of our nation’s commercial fish catch and 80-90% of the recreational fish catch. Restoring our coasts can create more than 30 jobs for each million dollars invested. That’s more than twice as many jobs as the oil and gas and road construction industries combined. Read more…….
Habitat Restoration Creates Jobs, Boosts Local Economies
Watershed and fish habitat restoration in Oregon creates jobs according to a report by Ecotrust. In fact, they found that restoration projects generated $977.5 million in economic activity and as many as 6,483 jobs between 2001 and 2010 in Oregon. This confirms our own data, which showed that restoration projects create between 17-33 jobs per $1 million invested. Read more…..
“Tourism Strategy for Maine’s North Woods.” by David Vail, Maine Policy Review, Winter 2007
“Economic Development Investments to Realize Rural Maine’s Tourism Potential.” by David Vail, MECEP Choices, July 2010
Evaluating the Economic Benefits of Land Conservation in Maine, Land for Maine’s Future: http://www.maine.gov/spo/lmf/docs/EvaluatingEconomicBenefitsOfConservation_20110608.pdf
Evaluating the Economic Benefits and Future Opportunities of the Maine Island Trail Association, Jonathan Glassman, Harvard Kennedy School: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/m-rcbg/heep/papers/HEEP%20Discussion%2028_final.pdf
“Return On The Investment In Land For Maine’s Future.” 2012. Trust for Public Land
“Using Bayesian belief networks to identify potential compatibilities and conflicts between development and landscape conservation.” 2011. By McCloskey, Lilieholm and Cronan.
Grow Smart Maine: http://www.growsmartmaine.org/
Valuing the Nature of Maine by Maine Audubon: http://www.maineaudubon.org/bib/index.html
Charting Maine’s Future: http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2006/10cities.aspx
Crown of the Continent: http://crownroundtable.org/
Maine’s Creative Economy report: http://www.mdf.org/publications/Maines-Creative-conomy/105/
Scientific Reports and Publications
Environmental Contaminants in Fillets of Sea-run Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) from the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment by Mierzykowski S.E. 2011. USFWS. Spec. Proj. Rep. FY09-MEFO-8-EC. Maine Field Office. Orono, ME. 50 pp.
Between 2008 and 2010, skin-on fillets from seven dead adult sea?run Atlantic salmon from the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment (GOM DPS) were analyzed for organochlorine compounds, PBDE, and trace metals. Five fish were collected from the Penobscot River and single fish were recovered from the Narraguagus and Dennys rivers.
A Lidar-Derived Evaluation of Watershed-Scale Large Woody Debris Sources and Recruitment Mechanisms: Coastal Maine, USA (2011) by A. Kasprak, F. J. Magilligan, K. H. Nislow, N. P. Snyder. 2011. River Research and Applications, 27: n/a. doi: 10.1002/rra.1532
Abstract: In-channel large woody debris (LWD) promotes quality aquatic habitat through sediment sorting, pool scouring and in-stream nutrient retention and transport. LWD recruitment occurs by numerous ecological and geomorphic mechanisms including channel migration, mass wasting and natural tree fall, yet LWD sourcing on the watershed scale remains poorly constrained.