Department of Environmental Science and Policy


Our parks, our future panel discussion

USM Corporate Partners' "Our Parks, Our Future" event sparks vibrant discussion

On Tuesday, January 31, USM Corporate Partners kicked off its 2017 event series with a full room for “Our Parks, Our Future: An Evening with David Evans Shaw, Shawn Gorman and Lucas St. Clair” at Hannaford Hall in the Abromson Center.
library ESP study room

Dedication of Gorham Library Study Room

Members of the Environmental Science & Policy Student Group put their own touches on one of the Gorham Library's study rooms. This "Enviroslap" was designed and built by Matthew Jones, Nolan Sullivan, Victoria Hill and Owen Blease.
CSTH students

CSTH Student Recognition Ceremony

Six ESP students were recognized this fall by the College of Science, Technology & Health as scholarship recipients. Those recognized were; Chi Bui, Brooke Byers, Kassandra Girard, CiAnne Plummer, Jennifer Sawtelle, and Lisa Willey. Pictured are Dr. Rob Sanford, Chi Bui, Jennifer Sawtelle and Lisa Willey.
Senator Collins and Jennifer Gardner

Breakfast with Senator Collins

The Resources First Foundation invited Environmental Science & Policy students to it's Eggs and Environmental Issues Breakfast this year with Senator Susan Collins. Analies Dyjak, Jennifer Gardner, and Victoria Hill, along with Professor Robert Sanford attended the breakfast. Jennifer managed to get a selfie with the Senator.
USM & Longfellow Students

USM students helping local children learn about environmental science

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 PPH Article About Ticks in Maine

ESP Graduate Maggie Welch featured in Portland Press Herald article about ticks in Maine.

ESP Class Creates the 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.


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.

Volunteer training opportunities for Maine Bumble Bee Atlas project

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 team comes in 3rd in VSO Dodgeball tournament!

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.