Fryeburg Shooting Facility Environmental Assessment

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is proposing to modernize an existing shooting range facility on the Major Sanborn (Brownfield Bog) Wildlife Management Area in Fryeburg, Maine. The facility was first established in 1976, but over the last several decades there has been an increase use and demand at this facility. To meet the demand for publicly accessible shooting facilities, MDIFW proposes to upgrade the current infrastructure to ensure the continued safe-use and accessibility, increase security and environmental stewardship, as well as increase educational opportunities for Maine’s citizens and visitors.

As part of the planning process, the Department conducted an Environmental Assessment to assess potential impacts resulting from the project. A copy of the complete Environmental Assessment can be found here (PDF).

The Department is seeking feedback on the Environmental Assessment, please submit your comments here.

Comment deadline is August 15th, 2022. If you have any questions please contact Robert Cordes, 353 Water Street, 41 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333; phone 207-287-5202, email: