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Regulations

Vernal Pool Regulation in Maine - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Created at the University of Maine in consultation with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Maine Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Maine Department of Environmental Protection this document was created to help clarify vernal pool regulation in Maine.

Vernal Pools - Milestones and Misconceptions
Written by MDIFW biologist Phillip deMaynadier, this article appeared in a Special Legislative Edition of the IF&W Insider February 2011.

Additional Resources

Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Vernal Pool Factsheet
Google Earth file showing regulatory status of mapped vernal pools
SVP rules, application forms, and related materials

ACOE
State General Permit
Directional Buffers

Maine Forest Service
Vernal Pool Best Management Practice Fact Sheet

Maine Audubon
Significant Vernal Pool Factsheet

Contact Information

MDEP Central ME Regional Office
17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0017;  Phone: 207-287-390 or 1-800-452-1942

MDEP Eastern ME Regional Office  
106 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 0440;  Phone: 207-941-4570 or 1-888-769-1137

MDEP Northern ME Regional Office 
1235 Central Drive, Skyway Park; Presque Isle, ME 04769;  Phone: 207-764-0477 or 1-888-769-1053

MDEP Southern ME Regional Office
312 Canco Road, Portland, ME 04103;  Phone: 207-822-6300 or 1-888-769-1036.

ACOE ME Project Office
675 Western Avenue #3, Manchester, ME 04351; Phone:  207-623-8367

 

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