Maine taking last comments on plan to protect wildlife

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AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine officials are closing the period when the public can comment on a state plan that proposes ways to protect the state’s vulnerable fish and wildlife species.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife drafted the 2015 Wildlife Action Plan and say it puts an emphasis on participation from landowners and the public to conserve wildlife. A 30-day public comment period for the document ends on Wednesday.

Officials say the plan will help guide conservation of rare and vulnerable animals from this year to 2025. States need to approve a wildlife plan to be eligible for some federal grants.

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