Contact

BWH Staff and Contact Information

Amanda Cross

Amanda Cross
Program Coordinator
(207) 592-4967
Amanda.S.Cross@maine.gov

Amanda provides program supervision, technical assistance, and meeting facilitation support.

Contact Amanda if you need:

  • A presentation
  • Information on comprehensive and open space planning
  • Assistance with habitat connectivity and climate change questions
Michele Warner

Michele Warner
Cartographer
(207) 287-5258
Michele.A.Warner@maine.gov

Michele creates and maintains BwH maps, manages spatial data, and provides technical assistance and GIS support to users.

Contact Michele if you need:

  • Help getting started or navigating the resources on this site
  • Assistance with the online MapViewer
  • To request a custom map or GIS data

Joe Roy
Private Lands Wildlife Biologist 
(207) 592-3344
Joseph.Roy@maine.gov

Joe provides technical assistance to landowners, foresters, and other service providers managing land for at-risk fish and wildlife.

Contact Joe if you need:

  • Information on managing for at-risk wildlife on your own land
  • Wildlife information to include in a forest  management plan

Our Mailing Address

Beginning with Habitat
c/o Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
41 State House Station
284 State Street
Augusta, Maine 04333-0041

General Contact Information

Phone: (207) 287-8000
Fax: (207) 287-6395
Maine.bwh@maine.gov

Program Staff and Partner Organizations

If you need...

Contact:

  • Help getting started or navigating the resources on this site
  • Wildlife inventory and related data
  • To request a map, data package, or need help with the WebViewer
  • Information on natural history and wildlife conservation
  • To request a presentation
  • Technical assistance (for landowners, towns, and land trusts)

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
(Beginning with Habitat office)

Michele Watkins
GIS Specialist-Cartographer
(207) 287-5258
Michele.A.Watkins@maine.gov

Amanda S. Cross
Beginning with Habitat Coordinator
Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator
Wildlife Resource Supervisor
(207) 287-5260
Amanda.S.Cross@maine.gov

  • Information on Rare, Threatened, and Endangered species and habitats; Essential and Significant Wildlife Habitats; and Protected Natural Resources for projects, subject to MDIFW’s role in the environmental permitting programs of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP) and the Maine Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC)
  • A formal MDIFW Environmental Review

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Environmental Review Program

41 State House Station
284 State Street
Augusta, Maine 04333-0041

Visit the Environmental Review Program page

  • Assistance with planning to conserve important natural areas and address climate change
  • Inventory and landowner guidance for rare plants, habitats, and invasive species
  • Environmental review of proposed development and assistance with pre-permitting questions
  • Forestry technical assistance and forest management plan review

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry
(Maine Natural Areas Program)
177 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0093
https://www.maine.gov/dacf/mnap/index.html

  • A free site visit to your woodland (of 10+) acres by a MFS District Forester, to help you understand more about your woods and what steps you can take to achieve your goals
  • Guidance on obtaining a forest management plan, finding a private forester, or preparing for a successful timber harvest on your land
  • Help with regulations that affect woodlots and forestry operations, including Maine’s Forest Practices Act, rules around water bodies & shoreland areas, the Tree Growth Tax Law, and more

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry
(Maine Forest Service)

22 State House Station, Augusta, ME, 04333-0022
forestinfo@maine.gov
www.maineforestservice.gov

  • Help with comprehensive planning, land use planning, and/or wetlands conservation planning
  • Help developing a smart growth policy, or to set up a smart growth workshop
  • To be connected with local and regional planners

Municipal Planning Assistance Program
22 State House Station
Harlow Building
Augusta, Maine 04333-0038
https://www.maine.gov/dacf/municipalplanning/index.shtml

  • To access outreach and education about impacts of sprawl on wildlife
  • To learn about landowner incentives and technical assistance programs, such as Forestry for Maine Birds
  • Help with conservation planning
  • Help with habitat fragmentation and connectivity including stream crossings and wildlife road crossings

Maine Audubon Society
20 Gilsland Farm Road
Falmouth, Maine 04105
www.maineaudubon.org

  • To coordinate oversight of federal trust species
  • Nature's Network regional habitat modeling data/maps/information
  • Funding for land protection
  • Aquatic barriers/connectivity

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
(Gulf of Maine Coastal Program)
4R Fundy Road
Falmouth, Maine 04105
www.fws.gov/gomcp

  • A MaineDOT project screening or permit
  • Help with aquatic organism and wildlife connectivity
  • Assistance with transportation and wildlife conflicts

Maine Department of Transportation
Environmental Office
16 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
www.maine.gov/mdot/environmental-office-homepage/other_environmental.php

  • Help with conservation planning
  • Help with land protection
  • Help with habitat fragmentation and connectivity including stream crossings and wildlife road crossings

The Nature Conservancy
Fort Andross, Suite 401
14 Maine Street
Brunswick, Maine 04011
www.nature.org

  • Local land trust support
  • Land protection advice

Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Bowdoin Mill
1 Main Street
Topsham, Maine 04086
www.mcht.org

  • Land management resources
  • Connections with other woodland owners in Maine

Maine Woodland Owners
8 Mulliken Court
PO Box 836
Augusta, Maine 04332-0836
www.mainewoodlandowners.org

  • Financial and technical assistance writing or implementing a habitat or forest management plan

U.S. Department of Agriculture -Natural Resources Conservation Service
967 Illinois Avenue, Suite #3
Bangor, ME 04401

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/me/home/

  • Information on Rare, Threatened, and Endangered sea-run fishes and marine species and habitats; and Atlantic Salmon Critical Habitat
  • Environmental review of proposed development and assistance with pre-permitting questions for projects that may impact river, stream, or pond habitat
  • Information about state and federal funding opportunities for restoration or remediation of inland infrastructure that may impact river, stream, or pond habitat

Maine Department of Marine Resources
22 State House Station, Augusta, ME, 04333-0022

maine.gov/dmr

  • Guidance and technical assistance to determine opportunities to protect or restore natural areas and coastal infrastructure to respond to climate change and sea level rise
  • Assistance with community planning and prioritization for coastal resilience projects
  • Information about state and federal funding opportunities for community and natural area resilience projects

Maine Coastal Program, Department of Marine Resources
21 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0021

mainecoastalprogram.org