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Mr. Philip Conkling W.

Executive Director

Island Institute

HQ Phone: (207) 594-9209

Island Institute

386 Main Street

Rockland, Maine 04841

United States

Company Description

Island Institute is a non-profit organization that serves as a voice for the balanced future of the islands and waters of the Gulf of Maine. We are guided by an island ethic that recognizes the strength and fragility of Maine's island communities and the ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Key Reporter
Phi Beta Kappa

Chairman
Maine Lighthouse Museum Inc

President
CREST

Affiliations

President
Philip Conkling & Associates

Board Member
Fox Island Wind

Trusted Advisor
Conservation Media Group

Board of Trustees Member
Conservation Law Foundation Inc

Alternate Member
Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Board Member
Portland Downtown District

Board Member
Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center

QUEST Science Advisor
Maine PBS

Board Of Trustees Member
Soundbeat Radio Inc

Founder
Working Waterfront

Founder
Island Institute

Education


government
Harvard


political science
Harvard University

Web References (197 Total References)


Island News

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Philip Conkling (Island Institute), Donna Damon, and Ellen Mahoney (volunteer president of Peaks Island Home Start) will be on MPBN radio's Maine Calling show today at 12:15.


Philip ...

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Philip Conkling Philip Conkling | Conservation Media Group

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Philip Conkling
Philip Conkling Philip Conkling & Associates
Philip Conkling has broad experience in both the not-for-profit and for profit worlds. Originally trained as a forester manager and ecologist, Philip served as the executive vice president of a timberland company in northern Maine, negotiating sales contracts, managing logging subcontractors and ensuring compliance with government regulations on 100,000-acre ownership in northern Maine.
With a background in both conservation and business, Philip co-founded the Island Institute with a vision of helping communities and owners balance natural resource protection and community development objectives.
Philip is the founding publisher of Island Journal and the author of Islands in Time, A Natural and Cultural History of the Islands of the Gulf of Maine. He conceived and edited From Cape Cod to the Bay of Fundy - An Environmental Atlas of the Gulf of Maine and most recently also conceived and edited The Fate of Greenland-Lessons from Abrupt Climate Change, which won the Phi Beta Kappa award for science book of the year.
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In addition to his work in organizational leadership and publications, Philip Conkling has extensive experience with and knowledge of education, alternative energy, marine resources and community development issues around the coasts and rural areas of America. He currently serves on the board of Fox Island Wind, a community wind power company that has brought energy independence to the communities of Vinalhaven and North Haven off the coast of Maine.


Philip Conkling, the founder ...

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Philip Conkling, the founder and president of the Island Institute, tells the story of a family who summered on Casco Bay's Long Island, which saw its population grow from 202 in 2000 to 230 in 2010. "The wife looked at her husband at the end of the summer and said, 'I'm not going back.' She couldn't stand the thought of returning to suburbia," Conkling says.

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"The islands reached their apogee in the 1870s, 1880s," explains Conkling, when there were more than three hundred year-round island communities. "From 1900 to 1970 it was one long decline. It was very disheartening to islanders because their biggest export was their children."
The back-to-the-land movement in the 1970s provided a brief respite from the downtrend, but most of the homesteaders had returned to the mainland by the end of the decade. "They weren't prepared for many of the trade-offs island life requires," Conkling explains.
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The impact of high-speed Internet service is just beginning to be felt on the islands, Conkling says. "Broadband service penetrates about 80 percent of island homes these days," he notes.
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"The island way of life isn't for everybody," points out Conkling, "but for those who are compelled by the idea of knowing your neighbor, participating in a shared community life, living in a unique place with unique challenges and benefits, islands can't be beat."


Philip ...

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Philip Conkling

Vice-Chair, Trustee since 2013
For the past 30 years, Philip Conkling's life has been grounded by experiences among the 5,000 or so islands in the archipelago of Gulf of Maine where he has visited more than 1,000 islands for purposes of collecting and analyzing ecological information on behalf of island communities and owners. In 1983, he founded the Island Institute and served as its president for three decades. After stepping down from the leadership of the Island Institute, Conkling founded a consulting practice, Philip Conkling & Associates.
Conkling is the founding publisher of Island Journal, the author of Islands in Time, A Natural and Cultural History of the Islands of the Gulf of Maine (1981, 1999, 2011) and Lobsters Great and Small (2001). He served as the editor of From Cape Cod to the Bay of Fundy - An Environmental Atlas of the Gulf of Maine and helped write and edit The Fate of Greenland-Lessons from Abrupt Climate Change. He also served for 20 years as the publisher and columnist for The Working Waterfront.


Philip ...

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Philip Conkling

Vice-Chair, Trustee since 2013
For the past 30 years, Philip Conkling's life has been grounded by experiences among the 5,000 or so islands in the archipelago of Gulf of Maine where he has visited more than 1,000 islands for purposes of collecting and analyzing ecological information on behalf of island communities and owners. In 1983, he founded the Island Institute and served as its president for three decades. After stepping down from the leadership of the Island Institute, Conkling founded a consulting practice, Philip Conkling & Associates.
Conkling is the founding publisher of Island Journal, the author of Islands in Time, A Natural and Cultural History of the Islands of the Gulf of Maine (1981, 1999, 2011) and Lobsters Great and Small (2001). He served as the editor of From Cape Cod to the Bay of Fundy - An Environmental Atlas of the Gulf of Maine and helped write and edit The Fate of Greenland-Lessons from Abrupt Climate Change. He also served for 20 years as the publisher and columnist for The Working Waterfront.

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