Welcome to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF), the State of Maine’s support center for our many land-based, natural resource interests. The Department balances for and develops the state’s various land-based, natural-resources including Maine agriculture, forests, outdoor recreation and public-access.
The DACF helps guide Maine’s 21st-century natural resource economy by supporting the creation of new jobs and businesses, improving and supporting existing land-based industries and streamlining regulations. We strive to provide excellent customer service and we facilitate a team approach to land-use planning, conservation efforts and economic activity. Our professionals work each day to strengthen the base of scientific research and information for effective decision-making.
Our agency has a wide range of duties from protecting the food we eat, stopping forest fires, mapping the ocean floor; keeping our parks and public lands pristine and accessible, planning wise land utilization, and helping beginning farmers.