The Land and Water Conservation Fund is a funding source to help local, state, and tribal governments buy land and/or construct improvements on land for conservation and recreation. In Maine it is administered by the Bureau of Parks and Lands in the Maine Department of Agriculture, specifically by Doug Beck ( To date, Maine’s tribal communities have only been funded by the LWCF twice back in the 70s, but their applications are encouraged for the next funding cycle beginning September 1, 2020. You can read more about the fund on this website. You can also view Doug Beck’s powerpoint made specifically to answer questions from tribal members here.