Coastal Training Program

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The Coastal Training Program provides science-based information, tools, and skills to regional and local decision-makers to assist them in better managing coastal resources.

How CTP Works

The Wells Reserve Coastal Training Program (CTP) maintains close partnerships with local communities, agencies, and experts, while collaborating with colleagues based at the other National Estuarine Research Reserves. The CTP team can find the resources you need.

Technical Assistance

  • meeting facilitation
  • stakeholder engagement
  • training design
  • evaluation design

Trainings and Workshops

  • water quality and pollution
  • watershed planning and management
  • development, land use, and conservation planning
  • geographic information and global positioning systems
  • climate change and sea level rise
  • habitat restoration, biodiversity, and invasive species

(Wells Reserve facilities are also available for your meetings, workshops, conferences, and presentations.)

Watershed Councils

The Coastal Training Program facilitates the creation of Watershed Councils when communities prepare to implement their Watershed Management Plans. Watershed Councils represent regional efforts to coordinate water planning, management, and protection. CTP is currently engaged in these watersheds:

  • Branch Brook, Merriland River, Little River
  • Kennebunk River
  • Saco River
  • Spruce Creek

Background Information

CTP Director: Dr. Christine B. Feurt, 207-646-1555 ext 111
CTP Coordinator: Annie Cox, 207-646-1555 ext 157

Improving coastal management through collaboration and training.

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