Climate Change Resources:
-The Community Intertidal Data Portal is a resource that was created to make intertidal data and information more accessible, foster connections between communities with an interest in the intertidal, and promote a more nuanced understanding of issues within the nearshore environment of Casco Bay. Data Products: Sea Level Rise & the Nearshore Environment | Casco Bay’s Working Waterfront | Water Quality Dashboard | Local Shellfish Conservation & Management.
- Use the Maine Climate Council’s interactive online dashboard to explore historical observations and future climate scenarios (link)
- Explore how sea level rise will affect different parts of Maine’s coast in the Maine Geological Survey’s Sea Level Rise/Storm Surge Viewer (link)
- Dive into Maine’s sea level rise trends and variability in the Maine Geological Survey’s Sea Level Rise Dashboard (link)
- Learn about how Maine’s infrastructure, including roads, culverts, and more, are affected by climate change with the MaineDOT Climate Initiative (link)
- Visualize how sea level rise would look at landmarks down the coast with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Sea Level Rise Viewer (link)
- Read the Maine Climate Council’s Scientific Assessment of Climate Change and Its Effects in Maine (link) Sea Level Rise chapter
–Land Trust Alliance – Conservation in a Changing Climate
The Land Trust Alliance has created a website specifically designed to support on-the-ground conservation efforts of land trusts. The resources and learning categories are intended to provide basic to intermediate information and to lead to additional resources and tools that can support more advanced levels of understanding about climate change and its implications for the conservation community. You will find indepth information on Natural Climate Solutions, Climate Communications, Renewable Energy and more.
Website with information about the Council and its working groups. Includes links to the individual web pages of working groups, upcoming meetings, agendas and meeting materials, and minutes from past meetings. Looking to send a comment or suggestion to the Maine Climate Council? Please visit the contact form here (link) and submit your comment to one of the Maine Climate Council’s working groups or staff. They will pass your comment or suggestion along to the relevant working group and follow up if necessary.
–Department of Environmental Protection’s Climate hub
Website designed to provide relevant information, and to provide links to sites where more specific content and organizations can be reached.
-Climate and Conservation E-News – From Community Consultants, Judy Anderson. Interested in climate change, conservation and what you can do? Judy’s twice-monthly e-News will provide articles, commentary, and research with tips on communication, impacts and what land trusts/conservation groups are doing to slow climate change down.