The Wildlife Alliance of
Maine (WAM) is an organization developed by Maine residents to
keep the state’s citizens informed about wildlife issues
We are a group of Maine citizens comprised of biologists, activists,
guides, hunters, wildlife rehabilitators and others committed to
equal representation and positive change for Maine's wildlife.
We believe that animals should not be killed unnecessarily or be
subjected to needless cruelty or suffering. We believe in fair
chase and respect for Maine's wildlife. We are a local membership-based
organization, and we have developed
a threefold strategy that incorporates the necessary aims of any
productive wildlife organization. These three are:
WAM will develop an educational arm of the
organization with an eye toward outreach programs in Maine's
schools to provide balanced information on Maine's wildlife.
WAM will act as an umbrella to work with
small, grassroots groups seeking to make specific change or improvement
of interest as it pertains to wildlife.
WAM will act through the political process
to elicit specific and lasting change to the current inequities
within the state of Maine's Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. WAM
will work to ensure equitable representation within the IF&W
Advisory Committee and Joint Standing Committee for all Maine
citizens who seek a voice in the management and treatment of
their wildlife. We will also lobby for funding for MDIF&W
through the general fund in order for that funding to most accurately
represent the needs of all Maine residents, hunters and
alike, in a true reflection of the citizens who use Maine's wildlife
and natural resources.