Department of Environmental Science and Policy


ESP's Wetlands Ecology students spend a Friday morning exploring a local wetland with 5th graders from Portland's Longfellow School.
ESP Graduate Maggie Welch featured in Portland Press Herald article about ticks in Maine.
Map of Portland's East End Sustainability Trail
Department of Environmental Science and Policy created a 1.3 mile self-guided sustainability trail of Portland's East End neighborhood.
photo of dam
Come to Rising Tide Brewery on Earth Day/Urban Farm Fermentory (April 22, 2016) from 4:15 - 8:00p where the only thing flowing harder than the beer taps are the breath-taking rivers featured in the Patagonia film, DamNation.
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (MDIFW) is seeking volunteers to assist in the Maine Bumble Bee Atlas (MBBA) project, a five year (2015-2019) statewide survey designed to document the diversity, distribution and abundance of Maine’s native bumble bee species.
ESP dodgeball team
From left to right - Jon Varney, Analies Dyjak, Mgr. Joe Staples, Kevin Dowling, Capt. Matt Jones, CiAnne Plummer, Kaelyn Kuni, Coach Dennis "Patches" McLaughlin, and Mgr. and VSO faculty advisor Rob Sanford.
competition room
Bangor High School wins Maine Science Bowl 2016
USM has launched an initiative to give students a faster, less expensive pathway from an undergraduate degree to a master’s degree in a professional field.
Choice magazine, a periodical distributed to over 22,000 academic librarians, faculty, and key decision makers, recently published a positive review of Daniel Martinez's book "The Path to More Sustainable Energy Systems".
The removal of the Veazie Dam on the Penobscot River was covered in a recent New York Times article with a quote from Dr. Karen Wilson, Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Environmental Science.


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