Maine Warden Services Graduates New Game Wardens

By Corporal John MacDonald The Maine Warden Service recently graduated eight new game wardens at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. Seven of these game wardens work for the Maine Warden Service and one is a Penobscot Tribal Game Warden. They all recently completed an extensive 13-week advanced academy focused specifically on game warden […]

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Private Landowners Key To Success Of Wildlife And Fisheries

By Assistant Regional Wildlife Biologist Brad Zitske Working as a wildlife biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife in the busiest region in the state means I spend a lot of time talking with people. In fact, we tend to work with people more than we work with wildlife itself. Many wildlife […]

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MDIFW Undertakes 3,139 Shrub Plantings for Wildlife Habitat in Scarborough Marsh WMA

By Jeremy Clark, Resource Manager – Lands Program Since Fall 2016, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) Regional Biologists and Resource Managers from the Lands Program have planted over 3,100 shrubs to bolsterwildlife habitat at Scarborough Marsh Wildlife Management Area. The Scarborough planting project aims to fast-track the succession of once-maintained fields to […]

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Maine Warden Service Receives Special Donation From Maine Guide Snowshoe

By Corporal John MacDonald, Maine Warden Service The Maine Warden Service was recently provided with a special gift, one that is at the heart of any outdoor enthusiast who loves a good Maine winter. Nine pair of genuine, Maine-made snowshoes were donated to the newest graduating class of game wardens to use in their missions […]

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American Sport Fish Society Recognizes Maine for Arctic Charr Restoration

Last week, our Fisheries Division received national attention for their work restoring native Arctic charr to Big Reed Pond in northern Piscataquis county. The American Fisheries Society presented fisheries biologist Frank Frost with their Sport Fish Restoration Outstanding Project award in recognition of the Arctic charr restoration project on Big Reed Pond. The annual Sport Fish […]

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Sarah’s Journey to Becoming a Regional Wildlife Biologist at MDIFW

By Regional Wildlife Biologist, Sarah Boyden Quite often, I get asked how I became a wildlife biologist. As a kid, on a dairy farm in central Maine, I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I liked to be outside and I wanted to do something with animals but, beyond that, […]

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