COA & Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

College of the Atlantic & Acadia National Park

COA students and alumni have worked with Acadia National Park (ANP) on several collaborative projects, including invasive species control, peregrine falcon monitoring, visitor interpretation, re-vegetation, bald eagle nest monitoring… the list goes on.

Here are some other examples of COA/ANP Collaborations:

  • Joint curation of Acadia Herbarium with the National Park System (NPS)
  • Two COA alumni co-authored The Plants of Acadia National Park
  • Active collaboration in GIS, developing/sharing data layers
  • Acadia Fellows Program places students in projects in ANP
  • COA has hosted Coastal Ecosystem Studies Unit meetings
  • Collaborative studies of water quality in North East Creek watershed
  • Multiple COA alumni are employed by NPS in both seasonal and long-term positions
  • Developed guidelines for monitoring ANP island nesting seabird populations
  • On-going study of impact of sea-level rise on ANP islands
  • On-going study of salamander populations in ANP
  • COA Students presented papers at first ANP/SERC (Schoodic Education and Research Center Institute) science symposium
  • Location and digitizing archival historical materials

COA & Acadia National Park


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