Rising Seas at Acadia: Implications and Strategies for a Changing Landscape

Submitted by Catherine Schmitt on Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:50

The Summer 2017 issue of Friends of Acadia Journal features a story about how researchers, park managers, and conservationists are responding to the effects of sea-level rise in Acadia National Park. One area of focus is salt marshes. Maine Coast Heritage Trust is working with the park to plan for changing marsh size and character, conserving upland areas that will allow for marsh "migration." (Some of this part of the story was covered in Coastal Conversations on WERU last February). Sites of human history are also threatened by rising seas and related erosion. Alice Kelley's Sea Grant-funded project to study shell middens has included National Park sites.

Download an accessible PDF of the story.