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Led by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the Maine Teaming with Wildlife Coalition includes wildlife biologists, hunters & anglers, birdwatchers, hikers, nature-based businesses and other conservationists.
Maine’s Diverse Lands, Waters, and Wildlife
Maine is a land rich in contrasts between the boreal and temperate, freshwater and saltwater, upland and wetland, and alpine and lowlands. Maine has the largest population of bald eagles in the Northeast. The state’s islands support one of the most diverse nesting seabird populations on the East Coast. Clean, free-flowing rivers sustain rare freshwater mussels and dragonflies.
The Maine landscape is not static but the result of profound natural and human changes. Fire, land conversion, timber harvesting, and the defoliation of forest by insects have a dramatic impact on terrestrial habitats. Similarly, aquatic ecosystems in have been profoundly affected by exotic introductions, dam building, pollution, pesticide use, and excessive nutrient input. Fortunately, if we invest in the Maine Wildlife Action Plan today, we can conserve wildlife and vital natural areas for future generations.
A Powerful Coalition to Conserve our Wildlife Heritage
Almost 50 organizations and businesses from across Maine have come together to spread the word about the Maine Wildlife Action Plan and to secure the funding it needs for success. YOU CAN HELP by joining the coalition, engaging organizations in your community and urging our elected officials to support the federal State Wildlife Grants Program and legislation providing long-term, dedicated funding for wildlife conservation and related education and recreation.