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Winter Harbor Eco-Community Planning

Ecological guided master plan and environmental eductaion program

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Project Details

Great Ecology created an ecological master plan and environmental education program for a 3,300-acre eco-community planned for Downeast Coast, Maine, adjacent to Acadia National Park. Great Ecology’s designers conceptualized a site plan that included innovative environmental centers and developed their ecological education programming with activities focused on learning marine intertidal and wetland habitat, beaver ecology, raptor species identification, forest restoration, and real-time wildlife tracking. Benefits of these activities included the rehabilitation of injured birds, reestablishment of jack pine ecological communities, and the creation of a large dataset on the movements and interaction of wildlife and humans. The centers were designed to provide hands-on educational opportunities while also generating a positive impact on the ecological integrity of the site. The team also led numerous stakeholder discussions and presented the plan to the Governor of Maine, John Baldacci.


Biological Assessment, Ecological Design & Planning, Habitat Restoration,


Winter Harbor Development Corporation


Winter Harbor, Maine