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The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

Posts tagged coastal training program

  • Visionary Social Scientist Accepts National Stewardship Award

    | November 12, 2021 | Filed under: News

    Chris Feurt, director of the Coastal Training Program, received the Margaret A. Davidson Award for Stewardship from the Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation in November 2021.

  • Local Planners Say: Better Safe Than Sorry

    | December 4, 2018 | Filed under: Program Activities

    In October, representatives from 10 southern Maine beach communities gathered to share their experiences preparing for coastal storms, particularly in the context of rising seas. We report some of what we heard during the half-day program.

  • Planting Natives to Deter Canada Geese

    | August 30, 2018 | Filed under: Program Activities

    200 + plants later it just may be working

  • Yet Another Perfect Storm?

    | October 22, 2016 | Filed under: Opinion

    Its too early to tally the full damage from Hurricane Matthew, but I watched closely as four research reserves in our national system took the brunt of the storm.

  • Wells Reserve to Help Beach Businesses Prepare for Storms

    | May 3, 2016 | Filed under: News

    Beach-based businesses, a powerful economic engine for Maine, are generally little prepared for storm surge and coastal flooding. Yet lessons learned from previous disasters underscore how important the recovery of businesses is to the overall recovery of a regions economy.

  • Better Safe Than Sorry

    Wells Reserve Contributor | July 13, 2015

    The Wells Reserve recently hosted coastal communities from Kittery to Scarborough for a workshop titled Tracking Progress - Better Safe than Sorry. The workshop was a combination of presentations and group discussions for participants to discuss how their communities are working to improve their resilience to coastal hazards and extreme weather events in light of climate change. The workshop gave participants the opportunity to identify shared goals and track progress towards these goals.

  • Restoring Habitat for Migratory Fish in Shoreys Brook

    | November 30, 2011

    On a classic October morning, a research team heads to the EliotSouth Berwick line, where a private landowner has opened his property for a Wells Reserve study of fish and fish habitat. Parking the pickup at the end of a long hayfield, the five gather up gear and step into a middle-aged pine-oak forest, then head downslope past ferns and toppled trees till the trail goes wet underfoot, the canopy breaks, and they stand at the edge of Shoreys Brook. This is headquarters for the next few hours. It is one of eight sites along the brooks 4.3 miles being surveyed for resident and migratory fish, and their habitat, in advance of a planned dam removal downstream.