Forest Protection

Wildfire Control, Natural Resource Law Enforcement, Incident Management and Disaster Response

The Forest Protection Division of the Maine Forest Service is conducting the 12th Annual Maine State Wildland Fire Training Academy during two consecutive weekends beginning May 31, 2014. This year’s Academy will consist of three equipment operation classes; one in each region. More information

Mission Statement

The mission of Forest Protection is to protect Maine’s forest resources and homes from wildfire, respond to disasters and emergencies and to enhance the safe, sound, and responsible management of the forest for this and future generations.

Vision Statement

Forest Protection is recognized as the expert in the field of forest resource protection, presuppression, suppression, and investigation of fires that threaten Maine's forest and other lands.  We are forest resource professionals providing quality public service through education, assistance, and enforcement.  We create partnerships with cooperators to better serve those who live, work, and recreate in Maine's forest.  We are an educated, capable, well equipped and responsive team of resource protection professionals who use innovative technologies and management skills to make our work more efficient and our activities more effective.

Maine Forest Ranger Honor Guard