Essential Habitat Listed Species
Before an area is designated an Essential Habitat, it must be identified and mapped by MDIFW and adopted through public rulemaking procedures, following Maine's Administrative Procedures Act. Currently, MDIFW has designated Essential Habitat for three listed species. Additions of newly qualified areas, as well as deletions of sites no longer eligible, are ongoing for these species. In the future, MDIFW may designate Essential Habitats for some of Maine's other listed species.