Vol. 1, No. 2
Gulf of Maine Times
Partnerships across Gulf of Maine working to preserve resources in watershed
Building coalitions isn't always easy, but groups say they can accomplish more together than alone
Gulf of Maine -- Diverse groups and individuals in every part of the Gulf of Maine region are collaborating on efforts such as preserving wildlife habitat, encouraging sustainable use of fisheries, cleaning up shellfish beds, and addressing public health issues.
Such partnerships are necessary to care for this immense resource, not only because economic, environmental, regulatory, and other concerns are inseparable from one another, but also because the Gulf of Maine watershed encompasses three US states and two Canadian provinces, covering over 69,115 square miles (165,185 square kilometers).
What follows is a profile of a partnership in each of the Gulf's five jurisdictions (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts) whose work is succeeding in benefitting the Gulf of Maine.
These groups represent just a few successful Gulf of Maine stewardship efforts. There are many more exciting projects under way in the Gulf than we will ever have room for in these pages. That's a problem we can celebrate.Full story...