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MNAP Pre-Acquisition Review

MNAP Pre-Acquisition Review

Date Posted: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Posted In: Communications & Advocacy

The Maine Natural Areas Program (MNAP), within the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, has served as a significant source of information on the State's important natural features for over 25 years. Working with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, MNAP is pleased to announce a pre-acquisition review service for conservation projects.  Land trusts, municipalities, and State and Federal Agencies may request this free service.  This review will best serve projects that are currently being considered for conservation, have landowner engagement, and are scoping or drafting funding proposals or land donation prospects.  You will receive a checklist and map that identifies documented rare plant and animal species, rare and exemplary natural communities, significant wildlife habitats, climate resiliency modeling, marsh migration opportunities, and/or forest condition information. Sites with identified significant ecological values may be eligible for follow-up visits and inventory by MNAP staff. For more information, please visit https://www.maine.gov/dacf/mnap/assistance/preacquisition.html . Interested applicants may download a one-page form to request review, and send requests to Lisa St.Hilaire, Information Manager, at Maine.NAP@maine.gov.

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