Contact Us

  • Physical address: 90 Blossom Lane (Deering Building), Augusta, Maine (Driving directions)

  • Mailing address: 177 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0177

  • Phone: 207-287-8044
    FAX: 207-287-7548


Name Position Responsibilities E-mail
Molly Docherty Director MNAP program administration, fundraising, interagency communications, public-private partnerships
Kristen Puryear Chief Ecologist Wetland ecology, habitat restoration, landowner technical assistance, coastal resilience and monitoring, ecological inventory and monitoring, natural community classification
Eric Doucette State Botanist Rare plants, aquatic biodiversity, ecological inventory and monitoring
Christian Schorn Forest Ecologist Ecological inventory and monitoring, natural community classification, forest lands management
Chad Hammer Invasive Plant Biologist Invasive plant outreach and monitoring,
Lisa St. Hilaire Information Manager General information requests (including plant identification, invasive species, data requests), environmental site review, landowner outreach, database management, GIS analysis,


map of the eastside campus showing MNAP

The Maine Natural Areas Program (MNAP) is located on the second floor of the Deering Building on the grounds of the Eastside Campus of government buildings in Augusta, Maine. Accessible entry, public entry, and parking is from north side of the building. Office hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

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Please note that this is a secure building. You can enter the first floor, but for access to other floors you may need to phone somebody. Contact the MNAP by phone at (207) 287-8044 or by e-mail at Our mailing address is MNAP, 177 SHS, Augusta ME 04333-0177.