Helping Park Ecosystems Become More Resilient

Acadia’s natural resources will face short-term stressors, such as ice storms, and longer-term stressors, such as air pollution or rising temperatures. Wild Acadia is a suite of initiatives designed to help park ecosystems become more resilient to these stressors and thereby have the best chance to survive intact.

Park managers and partners have advanced the concept of ecosystem resiliency at Acadia to not only consider current conditions, but also the conditions that may be here in 40 years. Several climate scenarios have been predicted for Acadia. As park managers consider whether to accept anticipated changes, resist them, or direct them, they must consider what Acadia’s future environment is likely to be.

To highlight the concept of managing for future conditions, Friends of Acadia is supporting five priority initiatives. Read more about each in the links below.