Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program

The Maine Natural Resources Conservation Program (MNRCP) was created to manage the allocation of funds collected through the In Lieu Fee Compensation Program . This voluntary program allows entities that are impacting natural resources, primarily wetlands, to make a payment directly to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as an alternative to the traditional mitigation process. Fees collected by DEP are deposited in a Natural Resource Conservation Fund administered by The Nature Conservancy in Maine (TNC).

As fees are collected, public agencies, non-profit conservation organizations, and private entities can apply, through a competitive process, for funds to restore, enhance, preserve and/or create high quality natural resources throughout the State of Maine. Proposals are evaluated by a Review Committee consisting of public and private entities. Final allocation decisions are made by an Approval Committee comprised of state and federal agencies.

Additional Program Contacts:
Alex Mas
The Nature Conservancy
207-729-5181 ext. 284

Ruth Ladd
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Contact Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program

Contact Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program

Dawn Hallowell
Maine DEP
28 Tyson Drive
Augusta, Maine  04333
Phone: 207-557-2624


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Maine