Chesuncook Lake Salmon Fishery Update

We’ve invested a lot of time since implementing a new management strategy on Chesuncook Lake back in 2018. We are getting close to our harvest goal, and the fish are starting to respond.


Big Atlas Weekend 2022 - June 24-26

This exciting annual event is a fun way for birders from across the state to document breeding birds and come together as a birding community.

red-winged blackbird

Maine Bird Atlas Final Season

The Maine Bird Atlas is in the home stretch but there is a lot of work to be done in the final season! We’ll get there, block by block, but we need your help. This 5-year statewide project will guide Maine’s future bird conservation efforts, and every submission helps! 

New England cottontail release

New England Cottontails have returned to Scarborough Marsh Wildlife Management Area!

MDIFW’s restoration efforts for the New England cottontail rabbits (a State Endangered species) is a multi-faceted approach.

removing fencing from the doe

Team Effort to Help a Doe in Peru

Recently, a doe was seen with a cable cinched around her waist. There was concern that the cable could continue to tighten and affect her survival so we tried to see if we could intervene. 

McBrine Maine Game Warden of the Year

2021 Maine Game Warden of the Year

Maine Warden Service is pleased to announce Joe McBrine as the 2021 Maine Game Warden of the Year.

MDIFW Commissioner Judy Camuso

Women in Wildlife

I recently read an article by a female colleague celebrating women in science and how far we have come in how we are treated. Yes, we have made great progress, yet nearly every day I am reminded how far we must go.

Recent Promotions in the Maine Warden Service

Lieutenant Aaron Cross

Lieutenant Aaron Cross began his career with the Maine Warden Service in 2007 as a district warden and was soon promoted

Easter’s On Its Way, And Peter Cottontail Needs Your Help!

[caption id="attachment_2798" align="alignright" width="518"] New England cottontails such as this one rely on thickets of dense shrubs and young trees.[/caption] By MDIFW Wildlife Biologist Cory Stearns With Easter nearly here, you might find yourself breaking into renditions of “Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail, hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on it’s way!” But, w

IFW Successfully Saves And Restores Arctic Charr Population In Northern Maine Pond

[caption id="attachment_2399" align="alignright" width="448"] IFW Fisheries Biologist Frank Frost holds a Big Reed Arctic charr.