Services
Natural Resources Consulting

Casco Bay Environmental

Who We Are

Casco Bay Environmental is a company specializing in natural resources consulting services. Our staff has extensive backgrounds in wildlife management, botany, wetland and soil science, environmental regulation, natural resource management and land-use planning. We have developed an excellent working relationship with Federal and State agencies, as well as numerous municipalities, local conservation commissions, commercial developers, engineers, and private land owners. Our objective is to provide our clients with environmentally sound, and objective state-of-the-art services and consultation. 

What We Do

We provide Natural Resource Consulting services to federal, state, and municipal agencies; private businesses such as engineers, landscape architects, real estate brokers; as well as private organizations and individuals.

Wildlife Assessment & Management 
Wildlife Census and Inventory
Significant Wildlife Habitat Assessment
Environmental Impact Reporting
Habitat Enhancement
Landscape Analysis
Mitigation Plan Development
Habitat Evaluation (HEP Certified) 

Land Management 
Resource Education
Integrated Forest and Wildlife Plans
Site Restoration
Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
Recreation/Nature Interpretation 

What We've Done 

Below are a few examples of the work we've done:

>> Conducted shorebird surveys as part of a multi-year shorebird monitoring program in conjunction with Biological Conservation, the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to assist in the development of adaptive management/conservation strategies that promote and protect intertidal communities. 

>> Identified and mapped Significant Wildlife Habitat, including deer wintering areas, wetlands, and waterfowl and wading bird habitat in over 40 towns in southern and central Maine.

>> Developed draft procedures for identifying and evaluating Significant Wildlife Habitats including shorebird roosting and feeding areas and select endangered species habitats.

>> Prepared a draft Oil Spill Response Plan for wildlife in the State of Maine.

>> Identified and delineated natural resources subject to local state, and Federal regulations and assisted in preparing permit applications for various state and private utilities.

>> Using remote and field techniques, delineated and evaluated functions of all wetlands for an entire municipality, rating each wetland with a computer model developed for the project.

>> Conducted inspections of over 450 permitted sites in all coastal towns in Maine to determine rate of compliance with, and efficacy of, the Natural Resources Protection Act, and Permit-by-Rule program.

For further information contact us today: 

Casco Bay Environmental
727 Poland Range Road
Pownal, Maine 04069
(207) 688-4966

bob@bobhumphrey.com

Selected Publications

Representative Reports/Documents 

Holt, D.W., J.P. Lortie, and R.C. Humphrey. 1984. An Inventory of the Breeding Birds of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham, Massachusetts 1984. Bird Observer of Eastern Massachusetts. 12(1): 53-57. 

Holt, D.W., R.C. Humphrey and J.P. Lortie. 1987. The Mammals of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. The Cape Naturalist. 15(4):63-69.

Humphrey, R.C. 1987. Evaluation of Gull Control Methods on Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge Since 1984. USFWS Refuge Manage. Study.

Humphrey, R.C. 1987. Animal Control Plan. Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. USFWS Refuge Manage. Study.

Humphrey, R.C. 1988. Affected Environment. in Environmental Assessment, Master Plan for Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham, Massachusetts. U.S. Dept. of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5. Newton Corner, Massachusetts. 

Humphrey, R.C. 1990. A System for Assessing Shorebird Roosting and Feeding Sites in the State of Maine. Technical Report submitted to Maine Department of Economic and Community Development.

Humphrey, R.C. 1992. Response Plan for Oil Spill-Damaged Wildlife Rehabilitation in the State of Maine. DRAFT. Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Augusta, Maine. 

Humphrey, R.C. 1992. Field Survey of Deer Wintering Area #100881, T2R8, Maine. Unpublished technical report prepared for Maine Waste Management Agency. Augusta, Maine.

Humphrey, R.C. 1993. An Evaluation of Compliance with Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act. Maine State Planning Office, Augusta, Maine.

Humphrey, R.C. 1993. Summary Report, 1993 Fall Shorebird Surveys, Cape Elizabeth to Kittery, Maine. Technical Report submitted to Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Augusta, Maine.

Humphrey, R.C. 1993. Assessment of Wildlife Habitat on the mid Coast Health Services Site, Brunswick, Maine. Unpublished technical report prepared for Mid Coast Health Services, Brunswick, Maine.

Humphrey, R.C. 1994. Summary Report, 1994 Fall Shorebird Surveys, Small Point to Weskeag Marsh, Maine. Technical Report submitted to Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Augusta, Maine.

Humphrey, R.C. 1994. Analysis of the Environmental Constraints Associated with Removal of a Telecommunication Transmission Line. Unpublished technical report prepared for Nynex, Portland, Maine.

Humphrey, R.C. 1996. An Assessment of the Relative Value and Diversity of Wetlands on Sears Island, Searsport, Maine. Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Augusta, Maine.

Humphrey, R.C. 1997. Assessment of Functions and Values of Wetlands at the Androscoggin Lake Launch Facility, Wayne, Maine. Technical report prepared for Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Augusta, ME. 

Humphrey, R.C. 2001. Environmental Review Record, Paris Sewer and Water Extension Project, Paris, Maine. Unpublished technical report prepared for Town of South Paris, Maine.

Humphrey, R.C. and J.L. Royte. 1990. A System for Assessing Black Racer Habitat in the State of Maine. Technical Report submitted to Maine Department of Economic and Community Development.