Department of Environmental Science and Policy



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.

USM hosts 16th annual Maine Regional Science Bowl

Bangor High School wins Maine Science Bowl 2016

USM Unveils Faster, Less Expensive Pathway to Master’s Degree

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.

Environmental Science Professor's Book Receives Positive Review

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".

Dr. Karen Wilson Quoted in New York Times Article

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.

USM Ecologist's Research Key in Maine's Decision to Reopen River to Alewives

Thanks in part to research performed by USM ecologist Theo Willis, Maine has reopened the St. Croix river to alewives. As explained in a Public Radio International article, this decision could possibly restore tens of millions of fish to the Atlantic food chain. A potentially amazing recovery for a fish that was being considered for listing as an endangered species!

USM Environmental Science Professor Publishes Book About Sustainable Energy Systems

Our dependence on finite energy sources is short sighted, says USM’s Professor of Environmental Science Daniel Martinez in his new book, “The Path to More Sustainable Energy Systems.”

Maine Community Foundation Names USM Maine Policy Scholar

USM is proud to announce that Nick Northcott of Damariscotta has been selected as a 2013-2014 Maine Policy Scholar. Northcott is one of seven students selected from University of Maine System campuses this year to participate in the Maine Policy Scholar (MPS) program and engage firsthand in the public policy process.