What is an FECV? Simply put an FECV is a site that supports a globally rare plant, animal, or natural community (i.e., habitat). These sites are listed as G1 or G2 by the Maine Natural Areas Program (MNAP) and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW). Some examples of globally rare features are the rare orchid small whorled pogonia, the rare animal Tomah mayfly, and the rare natural community Pitch Pine Scrub Oak Barrens. Sites that support these or other globally rare features would be considered FECVs.
Who should care about FECVs? Everyone should but in particular landowners, foresters, and loggers as some of their planned activities could have FECVs within their area of work.