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Philip W. Conkling

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President

Phone: (207) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: p***@***.com
Local Address: Bangor, Maine, United States
Philip Conkling & Associates
127 Sherman's Point
Camden , Maine 04843
United States

Company Description: We help clients clarify their vision, communicate their goals and plan implementation strategies.
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    Harvard
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Philip ...
www.soundbeatradio.com, 21 May 2015 [cached]
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.
Meet the Team | Philip Conkling & Associates
conklingassociates.com, 29 Dec 2014 [cached]
Philip Conkling, President
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 launched the Island Institute with a vision of helping communities and owners balance natural resource protection and community development objectives. As part of his work, he has traveled extensively on voyages to Arctic and sub Arctic regions of both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and written extensively on sustainability issues facing coastal and island villages throughout northern and coastal regions.
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. He has also served for 20 years as the founding publisher and editor for The Working Waterfront, where he writes the Long View and Objects in Mirror columns, now circulated monthly to 65,000 readers along the coast of Maine and across the country. He also contributes a bi-monthly column to National Fisherman called From the Town Landing.
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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 '70 has set ...
www.harvardmagazine.com, 1 Jan 2007 [cached]
Philip Conkling '70 has set foot on more than a thousand.When he was younger, he supported himself as a woodcutter in the North Woods and also took on small ecological research projects along the coast."I didn't set out to make this a life's work," he recalls, but the New Jersey native was always finding ways to spend time on the Maine coast.
Eventually, his love for these "stunningly beautiful islands with a handful of traditional communities" became a way of life.In 1983, he founded the Island Institute, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to preserve the year-round island and coastal communities of Maine.The institute started small, hosting a conference and putting almost its entire budget toward a single publication, but has burgeoned into a multimillion-dollar foundation with a staff of 42.
Philip Conkling likes the water's edge.
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Trying to document and understand the islands' history, Conkling says, is like "getting a drink of water from a fire hydrant."As early as 10,000 years ago, Native Americans occupied the islands nearest the mainland; by the 1600s, French and English fishermen began to move in.Each subsequent generation has left its footprints, but of the 300 islands inhabited in the 1800s, only 15 remain year-round communities: seascapes lost in a storm, isolated but also willfully independent.
Conkling likes to think of his work as a fight against extinction, but of an unlikely species,humans.He understands that the men and women who work on these 15 islands live there, too.The lobstermen who cast their once wooden, now wire-covered, traps from boats off shore also raise children on the islands; the poets who write in cabins along the coast also lead workshops in local libraries; and the carpenters who earn a living building second homes and getaway cottages also spend time restoring historic churches and houses in the community.
This awareness has informed his institute and inspired his three books: Islands in Time (1981), a history; From Cape Cod to the Bay of Fundy: An Environmental Atlas of the Gulf of Maine (1995), which uses satellite imagery to highlight ecological and oceanographic problems; and Lobsters Great and Small(2002), which changed federal lobstering policies.Conkling has also founded Island Journal, an annual magazine celebrating the culture and history of the region, and a monthly newspaper, Working Waterfront, which documents the islands' economy and creates a place for dialogue between year-round and seasonal residents."One of the things we've been very involved in," he explains, "[is] ways of breaking down the barriers."Development and tourism threaten the year-round communities, but he understands that these same forces can also preserve them.
To hear him talk of these islands is to realize that the coastal archipelago of Maine is a region where place exists not on a map but in the very bones of its inhabitants.Keeping its islands as places on maps and not pages in history books is Conkling's mission, and the Island Institute's.
Leadership | Lewis Family Foundation
www.lff.org, 25 June 2015 [cached]
Phillip Conklin
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Philip brings more than 40 years of front line experience to this position. He served as a district forester and held several forest management leadership positions. He also brings experiential learning experience to the position having served as staff naturalist and instructor for Hurricane Island Outward Bound School. Most recently, he was the founding President of the Island Institute in Rockland Maine where he launched a successful Island Fellows program, placing over 100 recent college graduates in isolated communities to work on local priorities, as well as the Island and Coastal Innovation Fund that invests is new local businesses.
Herring Gut Learning Center | Our Board of Trustees
www.herringgut.com, 17 Nov 2014 [cached]
Philip Conkling
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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