Maine Coastal Program

The Maine Coastal Program works with various partners toward the shared goal of a healthy coast and vibrant coastal communities.

Maine Coastal Program News

Notice of Approval of Proposed Changes to the Maine Coastal Program

September 28, 2022: Please see the Maine Coastal Program's News page for additional information.

Maine Coastal Program Strategic Outlook 2021-2025 (PDF, 149 pages)

July, 2021 - On a five year cycle, the Maine Coastal Program (MCP) at the Department of Marine Resources prepares a Strategic Outlook which assesses the status of key coastal management priorities and scopes potential future initiatives to improve management of coastal resources in Maine. In 2021, after public comment and review by an interdisciplinary team at NOAA's Office for Coastal Management, the document was approved by NOAA as meeting the requirements of the Coastal Zone Management Enhancement Program under the provisions of Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended. This assessment is used to determine priorities and develop strategies to be undertaken by MCP, provided that future funding, capacity and partnerships become available.

Maine Stream Habitat Viewer Release

Version 2.0 of the Maine Stream Habitat Viewer is here! First released in 2013, the Stream Habitat Viewer has successfully brought together people seeking to cooperatively restore and conserve Maine's streams and wetlands while also looking for opportunities to ease the financial burdens of road and dam owners. The Viewer displays stream habitats for species important to Maine's economy, ecology and way of life and also provides information about dams and road crossings that can act as barriers to fish passage and stream health.

See Maine Coastal Program's News page for more information.

Maine Coastal Highlights

Listen to the Maine Coastal Highlights produced by WCLZ radio. These short audio clips highlight a new section of the Maine coast from the Maine Coastal Access Guide every week.

Last updated on September 1, 2020.