State of Maine’s Environment 2014

The State of Maine’s Environment is a series of reports written by the Colby Environmental Policy Practicum Group, a group of senior environmental policy majors at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. The reports make up one of two senior capstone courses in the Environmental Studies Major at Colby. The first State of Maine’s Environment Report was produced in 2004 and this year marks the eight State of Maine’s Environment Report completed over the past decade.



The State of Maine’s Environment 2014 report examines five topics of importance to Maine:

For each issue, we explore the history and current state of the topic, the laws and regulations which directly influence it, the stakeholders involved involved in the area, and the implications of our findings. We conclude each chapter with plausible future scenarios and recommendations based on our analysis.

To download the completed hard copy of the report (as pdf) see: State of Maine’s  Environment 2014

To learn more about the authors, see our bios on the About Us page.

To view past reports see: Past State of Maine’s Environment Reports