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.
Latest Press Releases
- 1/5/2021: MDIFW NEWS: Maine Warden Service Rescues Man From Icy Water
- 12/22/2020: MDIFW NEWS: K9s Morgan, Ruby Retiring After Decorated Career With The Maine Warden Service
- 12/2/2020: MDIFW NEWS: Maine Warden Service Rescues Two Missing Kayakers in Aroostook County
- 11/2/2020: MDIFW NEWS: Maine Warden Service Dive Team Recovers New York Man Who Drowned
- 11/1/2020: MDIFW NEWS: Maine Warden Service Dive Team To Search For New York Man Who Likely Drowned