October 17, 2019


Natural Resources Protection Act
38 MRS § 480-A to Z
The Natural Resources Protection Act requires permits from the DEP for certain activities occuring in, on, or adjacent to any areas protected by the Act:
  • coastal sand dune systems
  • significant wildlife habitat
  • freshwater wetlands
  • rivers, streams, or brooks
  • coastal wetlands
  • fragile mountain areas
  • great ponds
  • lands adjacent to any freshwater or tidal wetland, great pond, river, stream, or brook
Permits are required for dredging, removing or displacing soil or vegetation, filling, bulldozing, draining, and construction.Read the Statute
Find out more about the Natural Resources Protection Act on the Maine Departmetn of Environmental Protection web site.