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Atlas of essential wildlife habitats for Maine"s endangered and threatened species.

Atlas of essential wildlife habitats for Maine"s endangered and threatened species.

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Published by Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in Augusta, Me .
Written in English


Edition Notes

PRIORITY 2.

The Physical Object
Pagination124 leaves :
Number of Pages124
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16900616M
LC Control Number91623452

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries of Wildlife (MDIFW) preserves, protects, and enhances the inland fisheries and wildlife resources of the state. Established in to protect big game populations, MDIFW has since evolved in scope to include protection and management of fish, non-game wildlife, and habitats, as well as restoration of endangered species like the bald eagle. While Maine has an abundance of wildlife, several species of mammals have either gone extinct or have been extirpated from the state. These include the sea mink, caribou, eastern cougar, and wolf. Currently, there are several species of mammals that are in danger of extinction.

Maine Essential and Significant Wildlife Habitats. Essential Wildlife Habitats – Are protected under the Maine Endangered Species Act (MESA), which is regulated by the Maine Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife (MDIFW). If an NRCS practice is identified as potentially having an adverse impact on an essential wildlife habitat. maintaining connections between habitats in Maine is essential to allow species to move across Maine and into adjacent provinces. Alpine habitats occupy less than a % of Maine’s land but host a disproportionate number of SGCN and state-listed Threated or Endangered plant species and rare habitats.

Small Mammals. Small mammals include animals such as chipmunks, squirrels, mice, voles, lemmings, and bats to name a few. Small mammals that can be hunted include snowshoe hare, gray squirrel, woodchuck, porcupine, and red squirrel. Species Lists and Project Reviews in Maine Step 2. This step is to determine if federally endangered and threatened (listed) or candidate species and their critical habitat are likely to occur in the action area. Canada lynx and Atlantic salmon critical habitat are designated in Maine.


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Atlas of essential wildlife habitats for Maine"s endangered and threatened species Download PDF EPUB FB2

Inthe Maine Legislature amended the Maine Endangered Species Act by adding habitat protection provisions in recognition of two issues: 1) the effect habitat loss has on endangered and threatened species in Maine, and 2) the confusion and sometimes costly problems that can arise in the absence of a consistent and predictable land use decision-making processes for endangered and threatened species.

As a result, the Maine. Essential Habitat Listed Species. Before an area is designated an Essential Habitat, it must be identified and mapped by MDIFW and adopted through public rulemaking procedures, following Maine's Administrative Procedures Act. Currently, MDIFW has designated Essential Habitat for three listed species.

Essential Habitat Maps All Essential Habitats are mapped on satellite imagery and are indexed by map grid below. Official maps are filed at the Secretary of State's office, and copies of official maps are available from all MDIFW and affected town offices. Conserving Maine's Wildlife: An All-In Effort.

Conserving endangered and threatened species is an effort that extends from the MDIFW wildlife division throughout the entire Department and beyond – involving conservation partners, complementary government agencies, local businesses, and generous citizens.

We also routinely team with our cohorts from other states and with national groups. Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles.

CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters. Critical habitats are areas that are essential to the conservation of listed species. For a complete list of definitions see Section 3 of the ESA.

Lists: The current list of federally endangered and threatened species in any State can be found at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s endangered species Web site. The federally endangered and. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife holds management responsibility for inland fish and wildlife listed under MESA, and shares responsibility with the U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service [USFWS] for inland fish and wildlife listed under ESA. Endangered and Threatened marine species are listed under Maine's Marine Endangered Species Act or ESA. Maine Amphibian & Reptile Atlasing Project. FromMDIFW, in cooperation with Maine Audubon and the University of Maine, conducted the Maine Amphibian and Reptile Atlasing Project (MARAP).

During a four-year period, over volunteers from around the state contributed approximately 1, records of observations of amphibians and reptiles.

List of Maine's Endangered and Threatened Plants by Alison C. Dibble, Christopher S. Campbell, and the Endangered Plant Technical Advisory Committee. Definitions of Endangered and Threatened plants and guidelines for their classification were established in June by the Maine Legislature (Endangered Plant Act, Title.

5 §), whichCited by: 1. Maine’s current Endangered and Threatened Species List includes 17 invertebrate species. seven butterflies, two moths, three dragonflies, two mayflies, and three freshwater mussels.

To learn more about these species and Maine’s other vulnerable wildlife, visit the state list of Endangered, Threatened and Special Concern species. Vividly illustrated with full-color maps and detailed graphics, The Atlas of Endangered Species catalogs the inhabitants of a wide variety of ecosystems, including forests, mangroves, and coral reefs.

It examines the major threats to biodiversity, from loss of habitat to hunting, and describes the steps being taken toward by: 6.

Overharvest historically led to widespread declines in their abundance, but current threats include bycatch of sturgeon in fisheries targeting other species, habitat degradation and loss from human activities, inability to access habitat from locks and dams, and ship strikes. In the Gulf of Maine, this fish is protected as threatened.

The Atlas of Endangered Species book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. With twenty percent of the earth's species facing extinction bythis striking atlas brings up to date the data on those that have been lost already, those that are threatened /5.

Support Endangered Species Stable Funding to Address Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Programs is Desperately Needed. From its inception in the late s, the Department's mission has changed from one narrowly focused on developing sport fisheries and enhancing compliance with fish and game laws, to one of being a steward of all fish and wildlife species, as well as serving the thousands of.

The Maine Legislature approves MDIFW's listing recommendations and adds twenty species to the State's Endangered and Threatened Species List. The Maine Legislature amends Maine's Endangered Species Act to parallel the federal Endangered Species Act and allow the limited taking of a listed species with an approved Incidental Take Plan.

Critical Habitat Needs for Threatened Species There are several species of endangered or threatened animals in Maine. Two of the most well known are the Federally Threatened Canada lynx, found in the northern forests and the New England Cottontail which is being considered for listing and is found in the southernmost part of the state.

Atlas of Essential Wildlife Habitats for Maine's Endangered and Threatened Species Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, State Street, Augusta, Maine, Edition ("Valid through Decem ").

Endangered and Threatened Mammals. The New England cottontail (NEC; Sylvilagus transitionalis), or cooney, was listed as state endangered species in Maine in and is Maine's only endangered terrestrial England cottontails are also listed as endangered in New Hampshire and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) considers the species to be warranted but precluded from listing.

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Maine. HabitatFor species designated as endangered or threatened under this subchapter the commissioner may by rule identify areas currently or historically providing physical or biological features essential to the conservation of the species and that may require special management considerations.

Maine Bumble Bee Atlas. Bumble bees are one of our most important pollinators of both wild and cultivated flowering plants. Their early emergence and "buzz pollination" method are especially beneficial to many spring wildflowers and valuable Maine crops, like apples, blueberries.

Endangered Species Roseate Tern (Federal and State-listed as Endangered) The Maine population of roseate terns experienced a significant decrease between andprimarily due to mammalian predation on several of the larger tern colonies.Amphibians (frogs and salamanders) and reptiles (snakes and turtles) have several life history characteristics that make them more sensitive to certain threats than other vertebrates, including low mobility, extreme site fidelity, a requirement for both water and land, and (for amphibians) a permeable skin vulnerable to pollution, acidity, elevated temperatures, and UV radiation.To prevent further losses, the Maine Endangered Species Act was enacted in InMaine’s first list of 23 Endangered and Threatened species was adopted.

After the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife reviewed the status of many of Maine’s wildlife species in the mids, 20 new species were added to the list in