MDIFW maps observations and habitats of rare, threatened, and endangered wildlife species in part to determine whether activities proposed for permitting might negatively affect wildlife resources. The data sets are specific to the state statutes that define them. Follow the links below to learn more about these habitats and the applicable statutes.
- Piping Plover/Least Tern
- Roseate Tern
- Deer wintering areas
- Inland waterfowl/wading bird habitats
- Seabird nesting islands
- Shorebird areas
- Significant vernal pools
- Tidal waterfowl/wading bird habitats
Endangered and Threatened species are identified under the Maine Endangered Species Act, which prohibits the Take (killing) or Harassment (injury or disruption of normal behavioral patterns) of state-listed species.
Special Concern species are state rare species monitored by MDIFW that are regulated during smaller project reviews but may be subject to habitat protection standards for larger projects requiring Site Location law permitting in organized towns.