Maine Rivers, Estuaries and Coastal Fisheries” is a collaborative project which brings together scientists and students from Bowdoin College, Bates College, the University of Southern Maine,  the Penobscot East Resource Center, the University of Maine and stakeholders throughout the two watersheds. Members of our research team have long and significant experience working on environmental issues related to Maine’s rivers and coastal waterways.

Our research seeks to understand the ecological and socioeconomic influences on recovery of our rivers, estuaries, and coastal marine environments. A project of the program  Maine’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative at the University of Maine, funded through Maine-EPSCoR program, we have identified key ecological changes occurring in the combined Kennebec-Androscoggin river watersheds and estuary-nearshore marine ecosystems.  To understand the reciprocal interactions and feedbacks between the human and ecological dimensions of these systems, we are investigating both  ecological and socioeconomic dimensions of Maine’s waterways and neighboring communities.

Upcoming Event:

Androscoggin River Watershed Conference
19th Annual Conference
Friday, December 12th
University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn Conference
For more information and to register

Past Events:

Many Rivers, One Estuary
Translating Knowledge into Action

A Symposium connecting stakeholders and researchers within the Androscoggin and Kennebec watersheds

Thursday, November 17, 2011
8:30 am-2:00 pm
Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall
Bowdoin College
This symposium is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, Merrymeeting Bay Trust, EPScoR, NSF, Bates, Bowdoin and the University of Southern Maine, and the Sustainability Solutions Initiative at the University of Maine.

Video: Sustainable Maine – Desperate Alewives

Sustainable Maine - Desperate Alewives

Sustainable Maine – Desperate Alewives

Maine ESPCoR and NSF