The State of Maine's Environment is a series of reports written by the Colby Environmental Policy Group, senior environmental policy majors at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. This is the fifth State of Maine's Environment report created by students enrolled in ES 493: Environmental Policy Practicum.
The 2009 report examines four topics of importance to Maine: Coastal and marine management, rivers and dams, organic agriculture, and sustainable communities. For each issue, we explore the history of the topic, laws and regulations, stakeholders, the current state of the topic, future scenarios, and implications of our findings that we relate to the future state of the topic. We conclude each chapter with recommendations for future policies.
To view a summary of the report, see the Executive Summary. To download the entire report as a PDF document, click here. To view individual chapters of the reports, click on the links below
Mainers have varied access to privately conserved lands and to information about these lands. We examine differences in public access to state and local land trusts. Land type, income, and population density also may influence access to and location of land trusts.
See the following links:
State of Coastal and Marine Management in Maine
State of Rivers and Dams in Maine
State of Organic Agriculture in Maine
State of Sustainable Communities in Maine
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