Below is a list of conservation, education, and economic resources such as databases, organizations and projects. For science and economic reports and publications, visit Research Publications or Management Publications.
Coastal Economy Data
From the Center for the Blue Economy, National Ocean Economics Program
Coastal Economy data includes all activities and industries reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the coastal counties. Coastal Economy Sector Data consist of all economic activity in the coastal region from barber shops to surf shops.
National Conservation Easement Database
The National Conservation Easement Database (NCED) is the first national database of conservation easement information. Five leading conservation organizations have joined forces to develop the NCED: Conservation Biology Institute, Defenders of Wildlife, Ducks Unlimited, NatureServe, and Trust for Public Land. After receiving lots of user feedback, they have unveiled a new version, which is more comprehensive and accurate than previous versions. Creators of the database welcome your feedback on its usability and completeness, so take a moment to check it out and share your thoughts.
Join the New England Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP)
Many conservation groups and communities are banding together across New England to achieve conservation at a greater pace and scale. These collaboratives, or “regional conservation partnerships” (RCPs) are generally informal networks of people representing private and public organizations and agencies that implement shared, long-term conservation visions. The approximately thirty RCPs in New England play an increasingly important role in achieving large-scale conservation that is also firmly woven into the needs and priorities of the local communities.
Two ways to join the partnership:
• LinkedIn: The Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP) Network
• Visit http://www.wildlandsandwoodlands.org/rcpnetwork
Downeast Fisheries Trail Opens
The Downeast Fisheries Trail consists of 45 locations in Hancock and Washington counties, Maine, that showcase active and historic fisheries heritage sites, such as fish hatcheries, aquaculture facilities, fishing harbors, clam flats, processing plants, historical societies, community centers, and other related places. The Trail is an effort to raise awareness among residents and visitors of the importance of the region’s maritime heritage and the role of marine resources to the area’s economy. Visit: http://www.downeastfisheriestrail.org/
Maine Land Trust Network
The Maine Land Trust Network builds and sustains the quality and effectiveness of land trusts, as well as other organizations engaged in land conservation, drawing upon their collective expertise and resources to ensure responsible and successful conservation. Learn more.
The Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. Over the years, our work expanded to include projects from inner city to wilderness, and our broad experience has made us a national leader and innovator in city park creation, state and local conservation funding, and using GIS for conservation planning.
Diadromous Species Restoration Research Network
The goal of DSRRN is to advance the science of diadromous fish restoration and promote state-of-the-art scientific approaches to multiple-species restoration through workshops, conferences, web sharing, and journal publications. Learn more.