Beginning with Habitat Updated:08/2022

Beginning with Habitat (BwH) helps Maine municipalities, landowners, and land trusts build habitat conservation into their long-term plans.

The program was created in 2000 to collect, connect, and consolidate the wealth of habitat information being produced by separate federal, state, and local agencies as well as non-governmental organizations.

From our office within the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, we create comprehensive packages for each Maine municipality which include multi-layer maps, information about native habitats, and localized conservation strategies. We also provide technical assistance to help planners, land trusts, and private developers put the data to use.

Ultimately, this empowers decision-makers to guide growth in such a way that 50 years from now Maine’s quality of place, including fishing, hunting, wildlife watching, and outdoor recreation – and all the economic activity it brings to our state – will endure.

Contact Beginning with Habitat

REMINDER: This listing is a free service of MaineLandCAN.
Beginning with Habitat is not employed by or affiliated with the Maine Land Conservation Assistance Network, and the Network does not certify or guarantee their services. The reader must perform their own due diligence and use their own judgment in the selection of any professional.


Contact Beginning with Habitat

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
41 State House Station
284 State Street
Augusta, ME  04330
Phone: (207) 592-4425

Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Maine