The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife was created in 1880 to protect Maine's vast game populations, and the department's wildlife division now works to preserve, protect and enhance all of Maine's wildlife resources including Maine's nongame wildlife and the state's endangered and threatened species.

The depart protects and enhances wildlife habitat, owns over 60 wildlife management areas that total over 106,000 acres, and acquires land to protect wildlife resources while allowing access for hunting, trapping and wildlife watching.

Video Series: In the Wildlife Biologists Footsteps

Tag along with us into the field as our biologists do their jobs.