Maine Coastal Zone Management Program
The Maine Coastal Management Program was approved by NOAA in 1978, and is led by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. The coastal management program consists of a network of 19 state laws with four state agencies working in cooperation with local governments, nonprofit organizations, private businesses, and the public to improve management of coastal resources.
Maine’s coastal zone extends to the inland boundary of all towns bordering tidal waters and includes all coastal islands.
Maine CRS HighlightsThe Maine Coastal Program supports community CRS participation though technical assistance and informational resources such as the through the Maine Flood Resilience Checklist. This tool helps communities assess their vulnerability to current and...