The Bureau of Resource Information and Land Use Planning includes programs centered around the theme, “Science for resource management, land use planning, and conservation.” Programs in the bureau include:
- Maine Geological Survey – provides information on the geologic framework of the state, focusing on groundwater, mineral resources, surface deposits and bedrock materials, stability of coastal properties, and natural hazards.
- Maine Natural Areas Program – the most comprehensive source on the State's rare and endangered plants, rare natural communities and ecosystems, and outstanding examples of more common natural communities and ecosystems.
- Land Use Planning Commission – serves as the planning and zoning authority for the unorganized and deorganized areas of the State which lack local government.
- Municipal Planning Assistance Program – provides land use planning expertise for Maine citizens, municipalities, regional planning organizations, state agencies and the Legislature.
- Floodplain Management Program – works with individuals, communities and professionals to reduce the risk of flooding and implement the National Flood Insurance Program.
- Land for Maine’s Future Program – the State of Maine's primary funding vehicle for conserving land for its natural and recreational value.