Schmitt writes Friends of Acadia Journal article on threatened marshes, middens

The Summer 2017 issue of Friends of Acadia Journal includes an article by Catherine Schmitt, communications director for Maine Sea Grant at the University of Maine. The article, “Rising seas at Acadia: Implications and strategies for a changing landscape,” looks at how researchers, park managers and conservationists are responding to the effects of sea-level rise in Acadia National Park. The article focuses on salt marshes and sites of human history that are threatened by rising seas and related erosion. The article also cites work being done to study and protect shell middens by Alice and Joseph Kelley of UMaine’s Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences.