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of Maine Coastal Program is one of 21 Coastal
Program offices in the United States, established
by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to
build partnerships to identify, protect and restore nationally significant
habitat for fish, wildlife and people. We
direct our attention to conservation projects
in the coastal watersheds of Maine that provide habitat for migratory
birds (especially waterbirds), searun fish and federally threatened
and endangered species.
We work closely with other federal and state agencies, non-government
conservation groups, willing landowners and other local partners to
identify and assess, protect and restore:
seabird, wading bird and eagle nesting islands,
|Sandra in the field.
wetlands and upland buffer, with
on high value waterbird habitat,
- estuaries, rivers and riparian corridors that support
all of Maines
native diadromous (searun) fish,
- rivers and riparian corridors that support Atlantic salmon
listed rivers and the Penobscot River,
- lands and waters that support other coastal federally
and threatened species, such as: shortnose
bald eagle, roseate tern and piping plover,
- large blocks of contiguous and intact habitat, and
- lands that support the purposes of
Maine's coastal national wildlife
Using a voluntary, collaborative approach, and by working with
who have similar goals, we seek opportunities
and restore high value habitat.
We are committed to working in
partnerships, with flexibility, creativity, and
a "we-can-do-it-together" outlook.
You can find out more information about GOMCP by exploring this website,
or you can also download our program
overview (PDF 1.11 MB).