Gulf of Maine Coastal Program
Northeast Region

Protect Habitat

Maine Wetland Protection Coalition

Maine Wetland Protection Coalition has worked together since 1989 to permanently protect wetlands with exceptional habitat values. Coalition members include:

  • Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
  • The Nature Conservancy (Maine Chapter)
  • Maine Coast Heritage Trust
  • Maine State Planning Office
  • Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
  • Trust for Public Land
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Gulf of Maine Coastal Program

Maine Wetland Protection Coalition (PDF 215 KB)

This three-page fact sheet describes the purpose and procedures of the Coalition in supporting grant applications for wetland and upland buffer habitat protection.

Protecting Maine's Wetlands: Linking Maine's Past with its Future (PDF 816 KB)

This four-page article was published in the Nov-Dec. 2007 issue of National Wetlands Newsletter, the publication of the Environmental Law Institute. The entire issue was dedicated to landscape-scale partnership work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program, and the article on the work of the Maine Wetlands Protection Coalition was one of five included in the newsletter. Written by Gulf of Maine Coastal Program staff who have actively participated in the Coalition, the article describes concerns with wetland loss and habitat development in Maine, explains the functions of the Maine Wetland Protection Coalition, and describes our 18 years of accomplishments in permanently protecting high value wetlands.

Last updated: September 5, 2013

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