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Welcome to LandScope Maine

Maine is a land rich in contrasts ranging from the boreal to the temperate, freshwater to saltwater, upland to wetland, alpine to lowland. The state owes its enormous natural variety and biological wealth to its 17.5 million acres of vast forests, rugged mountains, thousands of lakes and ponds, wetlands, rivers and streams, thousands of miles of bold coastline, and coastal islands and ledges.

Lead Partners

  • Beginning with Habitat

    Beginning with Habitat is designed to help local decision makers create a vision for their community and to design a landscape that accommodates the growth they need with the highest resources conservation. By beginning with habitat, towns and land trusts can also preserve water quality, open space for recreation, forestry, hunting and angling.

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  • Maine Natural Areas Program

    The Maine Natural Areas Program, within the Department of Conservation, is a part of an international network of natural heritage programs overseen by NatureServe.

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  • Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

    The stewards of Maine's inland fisheries and wildlife charged with preserving Maine's natural resources, outdoor heritage, economic future, wild places, and opportunities for future generations

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Featured Places in Maine

  • Kennebec Estuary

    Containing over 20 percent of the state's tidal marshes, this unique inland freshwater tidal delta provides hundreds of miles of critical habitat for shorebirds, wading birds, migratory fish, and other water-dependent species -- including us.

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  • Scarborough Marsh

    Scarborough Marsh is the largest contiguous tidal marsh system in the state of Maine.

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Quick Facts

Maine Natural Areas Program
93 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 287-8044
Fax: (207) 287-8040


Founded in: 1979

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