Casco Bay Estuary Partnership is a collaboration of agencies, organizations, and individuals working on behalf of the Bay. We work as a catalyst for action with the goal of keeping Casco Bay and our nearly 1,000 square miles of watershed clean and healthy.

Through focused and collaborative work, we have a greater impact than would be possible if we were acting separately. We offer a foundation of credible information and strategic oversight. We build consensus, facilitate communications and attract support for protection of the Bay.

The Casco Bay Plan guides the work of Casco Bay Estuary Partnership. The Plan identifies four goals: Protect, restore and enhance key habitats; Reduce nutrient pollution and its impacts; Foster resilient communities; Mobilize collective knowledge and resources.

Casco Bay Estuary Partnership contributes to the health of Casco Bay by:

  • Catalyzing project development and implementation
  • Collecting scientific data and supporting environmental monitoring
  • Providing financial and technical support and assistance
  • Informing decision‐ and policy‐makers
  • Publishing reports and publications
  • Facilitating communication and coordination
  • Encouraging citizen involvement and awareness


Submissions from 2010

Collaboration, Clean Water Act Residual Designation Authority, and Collective Permitting: A Case Study of Long Creek, D. Owen, Curtis Bohlen PhD, P. Glaser, Z. Henderson, and C. Kilian

Estimating the frequency and extent of bloodworm digging in Maine from aerial photography, Eben Sypitkowski, Curtis Bohlen PhD, and William G. Ambrose

Submissions from 2009

Examining the Economic Impacts of Hydropower Dams on Property Values Using GIS, Curtis Bohlen PhD and Lynne L. Lewis

Catch statistics in the bloodworm fishery in Maine, Erica Sypitkowski, William G. Ambrose, Curtis Bohlen PhD, and Joseph Warren

Submissions from 2008


Dams, dam removal and river restoration: A hedonic property value analysis, Lynne Y. Lewis, Curtis Bohlen PhD, and Sarah Wilson

Harvest Efficiency of Bloodworms on Maine Mudflats, Eben Sypitkowski, William G. Ambrose, Curtis Bohlen PhD, and Joseph Warren