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SSI Team Develops Online Tool that Maps Future Landscapes

mitchell_ctr_kw72586The Sustainability Solutions Initiative’s (SSI) Alternative Futures Team has released the Maine Futures Community Mapper (MFCM), an online tool that allows town planners, conservationists, developers, and the general public to visualize what the landscape in their area may look like under various future scenarios. Support for the project was provided through a National Science Foundation award to Maine EPSCoR at UMaine. The MFCM is an important model in SSI’s arsenal of tools. SSI researchers have been examining the intersecting ecological, social, and economic dimensions of landscape change, with the goal of promoting economic development while protecting ecosystem health and fostering community well-being. See more on the story here

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