Maine’s North Woods support a diversity and abundance of fish and wildlife found nowhere else in the lower 48 states.
The North Woods provide an unbroken expanse of forestland that supports large populations of moose, black bear, loons, lynx, and pine marten. Maine’s forests contain thousands of remote lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, and mountain and wetland environments that support unique natural communities.
- Are the last stronghold for native Eastern brook trout
- Provide habitat for the last populations of Atlantic salmon in the U.S.
- Contain the only breeding population of Canada lynx in the East
- Contain breeding habitat yielding a hundred million migratory birds each year