The Maine Coastal Program supports coastal communities in many ways, including tools and strategies to Restore Tidal Habitat Resilence, such as the CoastWise Approach.
The Program also works with partners to encourage sound planning and smart growth strategies in the coastal zone. Specific programs from other agencies include: (PDF files below may require Adobe Reader software (download here free))
- Coastal Community Resiliency Planning: Resources for planners and developers from the Maine Geological Survey
- The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Municipal Planning Assistance Program provides land use planning expertise for Maine citizens, municipalities, regional planning organizations, state agencies and the Legislature, and promotes growth management principles in state and local policies, programs, regulations and investments.
- Coastal Community Grant Program: The coastal community competitive grant program provides funds to towns and regional organizations for projects in the areas of public access, water quality improvement, storm hazard resiliency, and marine-related economic development.
- Municipal Code Enforcement and Training Program: a formal training program for municipal code officials.
- Piers, Ramps and Floats Guidance (PDF file, 5 pages, 63 kb): planning guidelines and best management practices from the DMR.
- Scenic Resource Guidance (PDF file, 90 pages, 15 MB): guide for using Maine's scenic inventory methodology to identify, evaluate, and document scenic resources and to identify scenic viewpoints of state or national significance for purposes of Title 35-A MRSA Ch. 34-A (Wind Power Law).