Publications Related to Lakes

Publications overing a wide range of subjects including BMPs, monitoring and assessment, laws, permit forms, and general information.   To order a publication, email or call 287-3901. For new or recently updated materials, see here.

Related pages: Legislative reports

Subject

Short Title

Type

Division

 

 

 

 

Acid Rain

Acid Rain in Lakes

Pamphlet

DWM

Boats Boating season check list Web page DWM

Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Controlling Lake Phosphorus from Existing Sources

Pamphlet

DWM

     

 

Maine Lake Protection -- Using the Phosphorus Control Method to Improve a Subdivision

Pamphlet

DWM

 

Phosphorous Control in Lake Watersheds, A Technical Guide to Evaluating New Development

BMP manual

DWM

 

Stormwater Management for Maine:  Best Management Practices

BMP manual

DWM

 

Silt Fencing and Hay Bale Barriers

Pamphlet

 

 

Temporary Check Dams

Pamphlet

 

 

Riprap for Shoreline Protection

Pamphlet

 

 

Phosphorus Pollution from Camp Roads and Driveways

Pamphlet

 

 

Vegetated Phosphorus Buffer Strips

Pamphlet

 

 

Trees, Shrubs, Vines and Groundcovers

Pamphlet

 

 

Fertilizer Basics

Pamphlet

 

 

Erosion Control for Homeowners

Pamphlet

 

 

Erosion on Shorefront Property

Pamphlet

 

 

Use Phosphorus-free fertlizer
(4" x 11", 2-sided)

Tip sheet

DWM

Buffers

Buffer Strip Plants for Water Quality Protection in Maine

Manual

DWM

  Handbook DWM
  Buffer handbook plant list    

Erosion

"Are You Doing Landscaping on Your Property?"

Pamphlet

DWM

 

Erosion and Sedimentation Control Law

Info sheet

DWM/LRR

 

Erosion and Sedimentation Control Law and Stormwater Management Law

Statute

LRR

 

Voluntary Contractor Certification Program

Info sheet

DWM

Laws -- handbook

A Field Guide to Laws Pertaining to Timber Harvesting in Organized Areas of Maine

Pocket guide

DWM

Invasive Aquatic Species

Please see materials associated with the Invasive Aquatic Species Program

   

Hydropower and Dams

Please see the Hydropower and Dams page.

   
Legislative Reports An Evaluation of Ways to Protect or Improve Lake Water Quality by Addressing Development Impacts . January, 2008. Report DWM

Monitoring

Please see the Monitoring Page, and pages linked to it, for specific materials.

   

NPS

Eight Simple Steps to Clean Water

Pamphlet

DWM

 

Environmental Management--A Guide for Town Officials--Best Managmenet Practices to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution

Booklet

DWM

 

Nonpoint Source Pollution

Issue profile

DWM

 

NPS brochure

Pamphlet

DWM

 

NPS bookcover

Bookcover

DWM

 

Non Point Source Times - current issue and archived newsletters

Newsletter

DWM

 

NPS poster

Poster

DWM

Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA)

Please see the NRPA page for NRPA materials

   

 

 

 

 

Other

"Waterfront Property = Responsible Ownership"  

Pamphlet

DWM

Planning

Comprehensive Planning for Lake Protection

Pamphlet

DWM

 

Protecting Maine Lakes from Phosphorus Pollution -- A new planning guide for cities and towns

Pamphlet

DWM

Plants

Maine's Lake Plants

Multi-page pamphlet

 

 

The Buffer Handbook and Buffer Handbook Plant List

   

Shoreland Zoning

Please see the Shoreland Zoning page for Shoreland Zoning materials

   

Stormwater

Please see the Stormwater Page for stormwater materials

   

Teachers

A Catalog of Water Quality Info & Education Materials

11" x 17" bound

DWM

Training

The Nonpoint Source Training and Resource Center

Pamphlet

DWM

Watersheds

Please see the Watershed Materials page

   

Vendor list

Wildlife Enhancement and Erosion Control Plant Vendor Directory

Booklet, spiral bound

DEA

Other

For Your Lake's Sake

Pamphlet

DEA

  Lake assessment (from condensed version of 1996 Maine WQA)    
 

Protecting Maine Lakes -- An Overview

Pamphlet

DWM

 

Stormy Day Survey -- Can you find erosion problems on your lake watershed property?

Pamphlet

 
 

Water Quality:  How it Works

Pamphlet

 
 

Vegetative Streambank Stabilization

Pamphlet

 
 

Riprap for Streambank Protection

Pamphlet

 
 

Why You Should Consider Hiring a Contractor Certified in Erosion and Sedimentation Control

Issue profile

 
 

Voluntary Contractor Certification Program

Issue profile