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107 Norman Smith Hall

Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
207-581-3195 http://umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/

February 2020

Talk – Dams, Culverts and the Art of Decision Making

February 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Speaker: Sam Roy, Research Assistant Professor, Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions Dam removal is now common practice for restoring natural flow connectivity in rivers, with significant benefits for migratory fish and their freshwater/marine ecosystems. However, dams are only one of several types of infrastructure fragmenting aquatic habitat. Though dams generally have greater impact, other man-made barriers like road culverts also limit migration. We explore the potential for combining dam removals and road culvert improvements to improve the costs and benefits…

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Talk – The Shifting Dynamics of Rural Economic Development

February 10, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
107 Norman Smith Hall, Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Speakers: Vicki Rusbult and Lee Umphrey, Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) Eastern Maine Development Corporation, a Maine designated economic development district, has developed a new model of economic development. Economic Opportunity Response Teams (EORT) components enhance traditional technical assistance services by fostering fully integrated, collaborative relationships with businesses, communities, and individuals. The process is enhanced by creating Targeted Development Roadmap that support client-specific and long-term partnerships. Lee Umphrey, President and CEO, EMDC Following decades of professional experience connecting people and communities with…

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