Ways to Get Involved

Whether you want to further conservation, learn more about nature or share your love of the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. The Maine FWCO provides many opportunities for you to help your community and fish and wildlife by doing what you love.

We partner with volunteers, youth groups, landowners, neighbors and residents of both urban and rural communities to make a lasting difference. There are opportunities for everyone to get involved!

Volunteers: Gain new experiences and meet new people while helping to advance fish and aquatic conservation.

Friends: Join neighbors in helping hatcheries work effectively in our communities.

Local Groups: Find out how communities can work with hatcheries to conserve our shared natural resources.

Youth: Explore paid and unpaid opportunities to learn and develop leadership skills.


Discover for yourself what tens of thousands of volunteers have learned: Volunteering for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is fun and rewarding in many ways. Master new skills. Meet new friends. Enjoy a sense of accomplishment from doing your part to further wildlife conservation for the pleasure of generations to follow. Check out our station's latest volunteer opportunities on volunteer.gov

Our Partners

Colloboration paves the way for restoring the watersheds of Maine.

Partnerships foster creative solutions to challenging situations and often the results are greater than the sum of the parts. Learn more about our local partners

Project Partners

Organizations listed below have received funding through our office to complete "on-the-ground," aquatic restoration projects in Maine.

     The Nature Conservancy

     Project SHARE

     Downeast Lakes Land Trust

     Maine Forest Service

     Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

     Trout Unlimited

     Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians

     Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District

Federal and State Agencies

We often work with the following federal and state agencies, calling upon their expertise, assistance, and funds.

     NOAA Fisheries

     Maine Department of Conservation

     Natural Resources Conservation Service

     National Park Service

     Maine Department of Marine Resources

     Maine Department of Environmental Protection

     Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife