Maine's State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) - 2015

In 2001, Congress asked each state to develop a Wildlife Action Plan to be eligible for State Wildlife Grants – a federal grant program that helps state and tribal fish and wildlife agencies address the unmet needs of fish and wildlife. Wildlife Action Plans examine the health of wildlife and identify opportunities to conserve species and vital habitats before they become rarer and more costly to protect.

In 2005, MDIFW, its conservation partners, and the public prepared Maine’s first Wildlife Action Plan (2005). We have accomplished much for wildlife over the past ten years (summary, details) , and we hope to continue this success into the future. Maine must revise its current Action Plan by October 1, 2015. Over the next year, MDIFW, its conservation partners, and the public will work together to identify Maine’s wildlife needs and opportunities for the next decade. Please check this website often for meeting announcements, documents, and other opportunities to become involved in the Action Plan revision process.

For more information or to provide comments, please contact us.