Maine Commissioner of Conservation

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The Maine Commissioner of Conservation is a statutory position in the Maine state government. The commissioner serves as head of the Department of Conservation, responsible for preserving, protecting and enhancing Maine's land resources.

On August 30, 2012, the agency, along with the Department of Agriculture, was merged into the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Bill Beardsley. He was appointed by Gov. Paul LePage in 2011.


As outlined in Title 12, Part 8, Chapter 428, §5011 of the Maine State Statutes, the Commissioner is appointed by the Governor of Maine and subject to review by legislative committee and confirmation by the Legislature.[2]


In 2010, the Maine Commissioner of Conservation was paid an estimated $89,523 according to the Council of State Governments.[3]

Contact information

Department of Conservation
East Side Campus
18 Elkins Lane, Augusta

Mailing address:
Department of Conservation
(indicate bureau)
22 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0022

Phone: (207) 287-2211
Fax: (207) 287-2400

See also

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