Environmental Review

MDIFW’s Bureau of Resource Management is responsible for protecting, preserving, and enhancing Maine’s fish and wildlife resources, including the habitats that support those species. To help ensure these natural resources are preserved for years to come, MDIFW conducts environmental reviews and assesses whether proposed activities on the landscape may negatively affect rare, threatened, and endangered species and habitats; significant wildlife habitats; and protected natural resources. 

Recommendations are provided to the environmental permitting programs of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP) and the Maine Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC).  The final permitting decisions rest with the regulatory agencies. Learn more about the process.  

Please refer to the reference documents below which outline MDIFW’s recommendations in several important subject areas. For more information, please contact IFWEnvironmentalreview@maine.gov.

Guidance Documents

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