The Maine Herpetological Society was founded in 1992 to:
- Promote responsible care of captive reptiles and amphibians
- Educate members and the general public on all aspects of Herpetoculture.
- Encourage conservation through captive breeding.
- Participate in creating responsible regulation for the importation, possession, and breeding of reptiles and amphibians.
- Share herp related information through the member written newsletter, monthly meetings and the MHS web site