Natural Resource Maps
Key to the success of any planning effort is the clarity and specificity of strategies to facilitate future implementation. 60-80% of the new growth in Maine in recent decades has occurred in the rural portions of towns where costs for municipal services and impacts on wildlife habitat are highest.
To help minimize these potential future costs, plan committees should craft a plan that includes a thorough inventory and analysis of existing natural resources, develops clear policies and specific strategies for addressing these resources, and assigns responsibilities and establishes a credible timetable for strategy implementation.
Sources: Beginning with Habitat
Both maps should be referenced for dimensional requirements. Several Shoreland Zones can be found at the Shoreland link.