STATE OF MAINE - DIVISION OF MARINE RESOURCES
Prior to UPGIS working with the Maine Department of Marine Resources, the 18,000 acre Machias River Conservation Easement, was not accurately mapped in a GIS. This can create confusion not only for the easement holder, but also the public who enjoy the conservation easement land area for recreational opportunities. Along with mapping the conservation easement boundaries, UPGIS also built a photo-enabled geodatabase, produced a data driven map book atlas, and created an automated GIS tool to assist with the detection of change in forest cover. These maps, data and tools enables the State of Maine to improve the ease and accuracy of monitoring the conservation easement in the future.