Conkling, Philip (1950 - )

Genre: Non-Fiction - Scholarly

Philip Conkling, a Rockport resident since 1984, is the co-founder, with Peter Ralston, of the Island Institute. Based in Rockland, the organization's purpose is to protect and promote the balanced use of Maine's islands. Conkling is also the editor of the institute's yearly publication, Island Journal.

Before establishing the institute, Conkling was a forester and co-authored a number of research reports for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service.

Selected Bibliography

  • Lobsters, Great & Small: How Scientists and Fishermen are Changing our Understanding of a Maine Icon, (2002)
  • Islands in Time: a Natural and Cultural History of the Islands of the Gulf of Maine, (1999)
  • From Cape Cod to the Bay of Fundy: an Environmental Atlas of the Gulf of Maine, (1995), editor
  • People and Islands: Resource Management Issues for Islands in the Gulf of Maine, (1984), with W.H. Drury and R.E. Leonard
  • Green Islands, Green Sea: a Guide to Foraging on the Islands of Maine, (1980)

Selected Resources

Island Institute