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
- 8/21/2023: MDIFW NEWS: Emerging threat: Zebra mussel infestations in Canada are a threat to our Maine waterways!
- 8/9/2023: MDIFW NEWS: Emergency Law Designed To Halt The Spread Of Aquatic Invasive Species
- 8/8/2023: MDIFW NEWS: Warden K9 Storm and Game Warden Chad Robertson Locate missing 85-Year-Old Male
- 8/7/2023: MDIFW NEWS: Gouldsboro Man Dies In UTV Crash
- 8/5/2023: MDIFW NEWS: Lewiston Man Dies In Dirt bike Crash