Our Environmental Philosophy

Roque Island is a place favored by scientists because of the pristine nature of its environment, ongoing active conservation program and records of previous natural science studies. Roque Island has a unique and fragile ecosystem that we endeavor to study and protect.  We have made longstanding efforts to encourage scientific inquiry.


Many scientists, experts, students and consultants who have visited Roque Island since 1980 are listed below by year.  The results of their studies have been made available to the public through the visiting institutions or in published articles.


To this end, The Eastern Conservation Initiative (EMCI) was created in 1996 to help further study in these areas in Downeast Maine.