The Maine outdoors enriches all of us. Decades of cooperation between landowners and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife means that these lands are open for use by Mainers and tourists for recreational purposes.
Become a Keeper of the Maine Land. As a keeper, I understand that responsible behavior and ethics are essential in keeping lands open for outdoor recreation.Take the Pledge
Landowners who permit you to use their land for outdoor recreational activities are not only doing you a favor, they place their trust in you.
Remember that you are a guest when using someone else's property. Make an effort to express your appreciation for the opportunity to use the land for recreational purposes. Take the time to say "Thank you," and always leave the land as you found it.
Share your love for Maine and the land. The Outdoor Partners Program recognizes the importance of access to private land and works to preserve and enhance access, as well as improve relations with landowners. The Program creates a more conscientious recreational user and works with landowners and land-users to address issues associated with access before they become larger problems.
Become an Outdoor Partner and receive benefits throughout Maine.Learn More
Each year, access to private property is lost due to land abuse. If you see a violation occurring, contact Operation Game Thief at 1-800-ALERT-US