Across New England, communities are struggling with the impacts of climate change, and the Coastal Training Programs (CTP) at the Great Bay, Wells, and Narragansett Bay Reserves are there to help.
The New England Cottontail is endangered in Maine, but at the Wells Reserve they’re breeding like, well, rabbits! Why? Continuous investment in protected land, local partnership, and dedicated stewardship.
Nine students from Portland High School received full scholarships to spend a week immersed in the beautiful places protected by the Wells Reserve last summer—all with the support of local scientists and educators.
Scientists at the Wells Reserve in southern Maine, researchers at the University of Maine and industry partners are trying to figure out why some lobsters die between when they are captured and when they are eaten.
Four New England Reserves conducted a study on salt marsh resilience to climate change, and the results are clear—these special places are losing the battle with sea level rise, and need action.
Maine poet Megan Grumbling, who has a generational connection to the Wells Reserve, collaborated with the Maine Coast Heritage Trust on a video essay expressing a lifetime of gratitude for the coast.