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New York – New Jersey Harbor Estuary Sea Level Rise Planning
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Winter Harbor Eco-Community Master Plan & Restoration

Winter Harbor Eco-Community Master Plan

Winter Harbor, ME

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

Conceptual Master Plan & Site Photos