The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is pleased to announce that Mark Latti has been named the Department’s new Recreational Access and Landowner Relations Coordinator.
Latti, who previously served nine years as the MDIFW spokesman, will begin his new duties on October 17.
“It is a thrill to return to the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and I am excited about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead,” Latti said. “Having worked at MDIFW for nearly 10 years, I understand the importance of recreational access and landowner relations, and just how vital they are to the state’s outdoor community and Maine’s outdoor traditions.”
As the Landowner Relations Coordinator, Latti is tasked with promoting cooperation between landowners across the state and recreational land-users in order to protect Maine’s long tradition of outdoor recreation on private lands. Prior to this year, the position was a position shared between MDIFW and the Department of Conservation.
Latti will leave his current post at the Department of Transportation to return to MDIFW. He is an avid outdoorsman who also serves on the Brunswick Marine Resources Committee and as an outdoors writer for the Portland Press Herald, Maine’s largest newspaper.
“We’re excited to have Mark back with us and also anxious to have the Landowner Relations position filled,” said Deputy Commissioner Andrea Erskine. “We acknowledge the importance of fostering strong relationships with our landowners in Maine, and we’re confident Mark will do a great job.”