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Sewall opens office in Portland, Maine. Regional base to offer expanded engineering, natural resource, and GIS consulting services

Sewall has opened a new office in Portland, Maine, to provide engineering, natural resource and GIS consulting services to clients in southern Maine and central New England. Sewall’s Portland office establishes a regional base in southern Maine for delivering innovative stormwater management and energy solutions; traditional civil, water/wastewater, transportation and structural engineering; forestry and natural resource consulting; and a wide range of geospatial services, from GIS...

ConnectME Authority sends out second cycle of broadband surveys to Maine residential and business consumers. Sewall to update assessment of Maine broadband needs in 2013

Since January 2010, the ConnectME Authority has been awarded nearly $5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding from the Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), to pursue  broadband mapping, planning, technical assistance and capacity building projects, creating the first comprehensive geographic inventory of high-speed internet services statewide for use in identifying unserved and underserved areas and in planning...

Woolpert signs Sewall on to Maine statewide orthoimagery program. Sewall knowledge of Maine communities is key to program buy-up potential

James W. Sewall Company recently contracted with Woolpert, Inc., to deliver geospatial products and services under the Maine GeoLibrary Orthoimagery Program. Launched in early 2012, the program is a five-year initiative to collect and provide online delivery of new orthoimagery for the entire state. The data includes four-band imagery at two-foot or one-meter pixel resolution. Maine municipalities, state and local organizations have an additional buy-up option to purchase higher-resolution...

Reducing CO2 emissions benefit of energy policy. An op-ed in the Bangor Daily News by Dave Edson and Steve Kahl

Recent reports that carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. have fallen by 10 percent — to about 1992 levels — is good news. But the really great news is that this decline is caused by a more energy-efficient economy and increasing use of alternative fuels, including the astonishing drop in the percentage of our electricity generated by coal, from 50 percent to 34 percent in just five years. Replacing coal with natural gas has decreased carbon emissions, reduced acid rain, improved...

Port improvements in Searsport critical to our regional economy. An article by Bob Ziegelaar, Andy Sturgeon et al.

The November Transportation Bond includes $5 million in funding for much-needed improvements to the Port of Searsport that will greatly benefit the Bangor region and much of the Maine heartland. Located just 28 miles from Bangor, Searsport is a vital cog in the Bangor Region Transportation Hub, connecting ocean transport with inland services such as rail, highway and air, and serving as a gateway to the world for Maine commerce. Learn more

Sewall Forestry expands economics and appraisal staff

Sewall is pleased to announce the expansion of its forest economics and valuation capacity through staff expansions in the US South and Northeast. Gary Mullaney, Forest Economist and Director, Systems.  After graduate studies in forest economics at Duke University, Gary worked in the forest products industry (MeadWestvaco) for 27 years, where his responsibilities included GIS and information systems, long-term wood supply planning, financial modeling, and environmental and regulatory...

Sewall’s Director of Environmental Sciences is elected Board President of the Maine Congress of Lake Associations

At its annual meeting on June 21 at Colby College, the Maine Congress of Lake Associations (COLA) elected Steve Kahl, Sewall's Director of Environmental Sciences, as its next Board President.  COLA is Maine’s statewide lake education, stewardship and advocacy organization, including providing guidance to associations on organization and management of their road or lake association (www.mainecola.org). Kahl has been involved in research and policy on lakes for more than 30...

ConnectME Authority releases strategic plan for broadband

The ConnectME Authority recently announced the release of Developing Broadband in Maine: Strategic Plan.  Developed in collaboration with James W. Sewall Company, the Plan identifies strategies and makes recommendations for increasing Maine broadband availability and adoption, and for reducing barriers to adoption. It identifies six areas of focus for organizing Authority efforts: Work to increase broadband adoption in homes statewide by launching sustained public awareness campaigns...

Timber company using 3D technology to locate important forest habitats

Greenville - Hidden within Plum Creek timber company's Moosehead Lake Region Conservation Easement is an unknown number of water masses called vernal pools. Plum Creek wildlife biologist Henning Stabins said, "[A vernal pool] is only temporary. It is there perhaps through mid-summer and then dries up and importantly, it does not have any fish and therefore all the amphibians, the frogs and the salamanders that breed in that pool, can breed successfully without the predatory fish." These...

Sewall Senior Environmental Scientist Chester Bigelow III, PWS, is appointed President of Society of Wetland Scientists, New England Chapter

The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) has appointed Sewall professional wetland scientist Chester Bigelow as President of the New England Chapter. An international organization with 3,500 members, the SWS is dedicated to fostering sound wetland science, education, and resource management. The New England Chapter is a forum for advancing wetlands conservation, research, and educational outreach within the New England states. Mr. Bigelow brings to this appointment 29 years' experience in...

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