MDIFW Mission Statement
MDIFW protects and manages Maine's fish and wildlife and their habitats, promotes Maine's outdoor heritage, and safely connects people with nature through responsible recreation, sport, and science.
Description of MDIFW
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries of Wildlife (MDIFW) preserves, protects, and enhances the inland fisheries and wildlife resources of the state. Established in 1880 to protect big game populations, MDIFW has since evolved in scope to include protection and management of fish, non-game wildlife, and habitats, as well as restoration of endangered species like the bald eagle. In addition to its conservation duties, MDIFW is also responsible for enabling and promoting the safe enjoyment of Maine's outdoors — from whitewater rafting to boating, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, and wildlife observation. The agency's constituents include the fish, wildlife, and people who call Maine home, as well as the visiting outdoor enthusiasts and ecotourists who call Maine Vacationland and contribute hundreds of millions of dollars each year to the state's economy.
Maine Warden Service:
Corporal John MacDonald
Fisheries and Wildlife:
Mark Latti, Promotional Coordinator, Bureau of Resource Management
Latest Press Releases
- 10/23/2018: MDIFW Blog - Uncovering the Mysteries of Bats
- 10/18/2018: MDIFW News -- Youth Deer Hunting Day Is Saturday, October 20
- 10/11/2018: Letter Details How You Can Help Halt Spread Of CWD
- 10/11/2018: MDIFW News - Emergency Rules Enacted To Protect Deer, Moose Populations; Prevent Spread Of Chronic Wasting Disease
- 10/10/2018: MDIFW News -- MDIFW Exploring Strategies To Enhance Protections For Brook Trout and Arctic Charr While Preserving Traditional Fishing Methods And Fishing Economies